WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $21,604 in grants the agency will use to improve safety on the roadways.
The grants through the Ohio Department of Public Safety are for targeting impaired drivers and selective traffic enforcement to fund extra patrols on the road as well as educate the public.
The grants are through a program that aims to not only reduce fatal and serious crashes but improve the overall safety of the roadways.
Sheriff Al Solomon was happy to receive the news. He plans to use deputies in areas where safety concerns have popped up.
“This grant funding will help us a great deal in putting sheriff deputies out on patrol. The patrol hours are for traffic safety; however, any visibility helps with other crimes,” Solomon said.