HOMER - The Banks County Sheriff's Office will be able to purchase some new equipment for the department's patrol cars thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed announced the $10,000 award Friday.
The incentive grant, which will be in place during the fiscal year of October 1, 2013 until September 2014, is designed to help smaller agencies that have partnered with GOHS and excelled in participating in highway safety initiatives as well as making their communities safe.
Speed said the grant money will be used to purchase in-car video camera systems.
"Banks County Sheriff's Office is thrilled about receiving funding to assist in the purchasing of equipment needed in exceeding with our mission of protecting the highways and the citizens of Banks County," said Speed.
"Our agency is also tremendously enthusiastic about the partnership that has been established with The Governor's Office of Highway Safety. This is a wonderful opportunity for both agencies to be effective in their lifesaving efforts on the highways of Georgia."