The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced that the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for 2019. Referred to as a H.E.A.T. grant, the Bibb County Sheriff Office received $290,070.81. in funding.

The goal of the H.E.A.T. program is to combat crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding, while also increasing seatbelt use and educating the public about traffic safety and the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T Unit will use the grant from G.O.H.S. to purchase three new vehicles and other equipment, along with developing and implementing strategies to reduce local traffic crashes due to aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors.

H.E.A.T. grants fund specialized traffic enforcement units in counties throughout the state. The program was designed to assist Georgia jurisdictions with the highest rates of traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities, with grants awarded based on impaired driving and speeding data.

As law enforcement partners in the Operation Zero Tolerance DUI and Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaigns, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct mobilizations throughout the year in coordination with G.O.H.S.’s year-round waves of high visibility patrols, multi-jurisdictional road checks, and sobriety checkpoints.

For more information about the H.E.A.T. program or any other G.O.H.S. campaign, visit or call 404-656-6996.