Catoosa County Sheriff's Department receives $20,000 grant

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office announced March 25 that it is the recipient of a $20,000 technology grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. / Adam Cook

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department announced March 25 that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, the grant is to be used to purchase rugged computers for Sheriff’s Department vehicles to aid in electronic field reports and, more specifically, accident reports that are submitted to the state.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to keeping everyone safe on our roads and highways, from the smallest precious cargo to the most seasoned drivers,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood.

Sisk says his office is always looking for ways to improve his agency, and that the grant will help with that effort.

“The sheriff’s office is always looking for grant opportunities to improve equipment, and this GOHS grant is one that will improve our ability to report from the field more efficiently,” Sisk said.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009.

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