Williams County Sheriff’s Office Receives Traffic Safety Grants


Williams County Sheriff Steven M. Towns recently announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $33,668.35 in federal traffic safety funding to his office for the fiscal year of 2016.

These funds are critical in ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our local community safe. Based on crash data there have been a total of 7 fatal crashes in Williams County this year to date. To help reduce these numbers, the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting high-visibility enforcement.

The funds are passed through OTSO from the National Highway Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, and youthful drivers.



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