The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announces the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is one of 21 law enforcement agencies in Georgia to receive a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the federal 2022 Fiscal Year. Referred to as a H.E.A.T. grant, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office award totals $109,295.01.

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. The program also  educates the public about traffic safety, and the dangers of DUI.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T Unit will use the grant from GOHS to develop and implement strategies to reduce local traffic crashes, due to aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors.

“With the increase in the number of persons killed in traffic crashes in Georgia and across the nation over the last year, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is working with partners like the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to implement programs designed to stop the risky driving behaviors that are contributing to a majority of our serious-injury and fatality crashes,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said, “Many of the fatal traffic crashes on our roads are preventable, and we will continue to work with our educational and enforcement partners to develop programs and initiatives that are designed to get Georgia to our goal of zero traffic deaths.”

H.E.A.T. grants fund specialize 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.

“We are grateful to receive these funds from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. For years, the H.E.A.T Unit has been an integral part of our traffic enforcement efforts. We can be confident that lives have been saved by the diligent work of the deputies served by the funds from this important grant,” said Sheriff David J. Davis.

As law enforcement partners in the Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over DUI campaign, and the Click It Or Ticket seatbelt campaigns, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct mobilizations throughout the year in coordination with GOHS’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 GOHS campaign, visit or call 404-656-6996.