CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) has awarded the Clermont County Sheriff's Office a federal traffic safety grant for $52,143.02 for the 2019 federal fiscal year.
"These funds are essential to provide additional manpower patrolling our county roadways," Sheriff Robert Leahy said. "It is a high priority for us to make our roads safe to travel."
The funds from the grant will be used to cover additional overtime deputies might accrue, hold educational and awareness events and conduct "high-visibility enforcement." The department hopes this will lower the number of traffic-related deaths in the county from 2017's 11.
The OTSO awards these grants to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing the number of fatal crashes or improving traffic safety.