Meigs County Sheriff’s Office to receive Summer Holiday Enforcement Program Grant

Meigs County Sheriff Scott Fitch announces that his office has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. This grant is the Summer Holiday Enforcement Program through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for State and Community Highway Safety.

Sheriff Fitch is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office was awarded $12,173.06 which will cover approximately 344 overtime hours for Deputies to conduct High Visibility Enforcement activities in various areas of Meigs County in an effort to reduce fatal crashes. Target enforcement will be toward occupant protection, seat belts, child restraint, speeding, alcohol and drugged driving, motorcycle crash reduction, aggressive driving and failure to yield violations.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Mandatory Blitzes/National Campaigns for Distracted Driving Month, Click It or Ticket, the 4th of July, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and one local Summer Event. This grant runs from April 2023-September 2023.