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The Calhoun Police Department, 22 N. Wall St.

The Calhoun Police Department recently received a $25,000 Grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The grant, which will continue through September 2021, will provide funds for mobile data units for the department’s patrol vehicles for electronic reporting of traffic crash data.

“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “The target of zero traffic deaths in our nation is achievable, and we will continue to help develop and implement educational messages, enforcement campaigns, and other safety initiatives aimed at bringing us one step closer to our goal.”

The department hopes their partnership with the highway safety office can help keep the city’s roads safe moving forward.

“We will continue to keep our city streets as safe as possible by partnering with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in participating in all enforcement campaigns and other safety initiatives to keep traffic deaths down,” Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle said. “We, the Calhoun Police Department, will serve our community with the highest degree of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We will meet the needs of our diverse community through the continued cooperation of our administration, and by cementing a bond between the citizenry, other area law enforcement agencies and ourselves. We will not forget that we exist to serve and that by enforcing the law justly and fairly, we can bring stability into our society, as no other agency can.”

Pyle said the office was one of only a few departments around the state to secure highway safety office funds this summer.

“This grant was awarded to a limited number of law enforcement agencies and we feel very fortunate to receive this grant,” Pyle said.

In 2019, the department received a $20,400 grant from the highway safety office to help finance the enhancement of police traffic services by participating in GOHS highway safety campaigns, including Click it or Ticket, Operation Zero Tolerance and Summer Heat.

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