A NEW GRANT for the Grady County Sheriff’s Office will help finance computers and printers for deputy vehicles. Pictured, l-r, Investigator Bruce Lowe, Grady County Sheriff Harry Young and Capt. Tito Hall.
The Grady County Sheriff’s Office has received a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in association with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. The grant, which will continue through September of 2020, will help finance Mobile Data Terminals and thermal printers.
Grady County Sheriff Harry Young stated that “Utilizing the in-car computers will allow deputies to spend more time being visible in the community, keeping our citizens safe. It’s the first time that we’ve had this unique opportunity to have in-car computers with thermal printers, and I thank Lt. Bruce Lowe, an outstanding investigator, for having the tools available to him to obtain the grant for the office.
The deputies will be able to use the in-car computers to work accident reports and also to document incident reports in their patrol vehicle instead of having to go back and forth to the office. The grant, which funds all marked patrol vehicles, also saves Grady County money by not putting the cost of the equipment on the hardworking tax payers of the county.”
“Thanks to the unwavering support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Grady County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, under the leadership of Capt. Tito Hall, will be able to continue to enhance its enforcement efforts of keeping the citizens of Grady County safe,” states Investigator Bruce Lowe, who implemented the grant.
“The loss of one life on our roads is one too many, and the fact that almost all fatal traffic crashes can be prevented is one reason why we are awarding this grant,” said Allen Poole, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “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.”
In addition to working in the Criminal Investigations Division, Investigator Lowe is also tasked with looking for other grants that can be utilized within the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.