108th General Assembly - Freshman Class - Senate

State Senator Ferrell Haile

State Sen. Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) announced that Sumner County has been awarded nine Highway Safety Grants to promote public safety on local roads and to curb drunk driving.  Haile made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  

The awards include:

  • $19,998 to the Gallatin Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $20,500 to the Hendersonville Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $10,000 to the Millersville Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $5,000 to Portland Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement 
  • $25,000 to the Sumner County Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement 
  • $32,000 to the Sumner Teen Center for Teen Driver Safety
  • $5,000 to the Westmoreland Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $19,872 to the White House Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $14,400 to the White House Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement 

“These grants are important to the safety of our community, funding a number of necessary positions and programs that keep our roadways safe,” said Haile. “We are grateful that the Highway Safety Office has recognized a need for these programs in our community and is assisting us in ensuring our citizens are better protected on our roads.”

The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO).  The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard.  Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

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