Albany Police Department receives safety grant

GOHS grant will fund equipment and training

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department has been awarded a grant by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in the amount of $8,000, police officials say.

According to a special release by the APD, grant funds will used to support the cost of an Intoxilyzer 9000, an instrument used by local and Georgia agencies since 1995 to analyze breath alcohol samples. The grant will also help fund training for department personnel, officials say.

“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,” GOHS director Harris Blackwood said in a statement. “This grant will help the Albany Police Department reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia roadways.”

As a grant recipient, The APD must participate in a regional traffic network and also in national highway safety campaigns including Click-it or Ticket and Operation Zero Tolerance, officials say.