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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Sheriff Michael E. Heldman has announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety's (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has awarded $32,562.92 in federal traffic safety funding to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office for the 2014 fiscal year.
The funds are passed through OCJS from the National Highway Traffic 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.
Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OCJS, with funds awarded to projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing fatal crashes or significantly improving safety systems.
More information about the Office of Criminal Justice Services and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio's roadways can be found on their website.