Information Release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office
September 24, 2015
Knox County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received two traffic safety grants
from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The two awarded grants are titledImpaired Driving Enforcement
Program (IDEP)andSelective Traffic Enforcement
Program (STEP). Both grants run from October 2015 through September 2016.
The IDEP grant award was for $19,145.83 which will cover 240 hours of extra
patrol. The STEP grant award was for $12,763.88 and will cover 280 hours of
extra patrol. The grants both require “Blitz” and “Non-Blitz” times during each
month. These times consist of Prom, Homecoming, St. Patrick’s Day, Super
Bowl, New Years, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4thof July, Click It or Ticket, and Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over.
IDEP and STEP both require high visibility enforcement. This means that you should
see several patrol cars in a given area working traffic. The 2016 grant
requires the concentration of our patrol efforts to high crash areas in Knox
County. We are hoping the extra patrol will help in our efforts to lower the
number of fatal crashes in Knox County.
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