Sheriff’s Office Receives $219,131 Grant For DUI Enforcement Team
On Dec. 5th, 2012 the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety that we have received a grant to fund a DUI Enforcement Team in Lancaster County. The grant provides salaries, fringe benefits (retirement, insurance, etc.) equipment, vehicles, mileage, and training for two deputies. The grant takes effect immediately and will run for one year at a time. The Sheriff’s Office can apply to renew the grant for two additional years.
The DUI Enforcement team will work in conjunction with the already existing Community Action Team (CAT). The DUI Enforcement team’s primary focus will be working to increase highway safety and decreasing the number of DUI-related collisions, fatalities, and injuries. The DUI Enforcement Team will also provide educational presentations on the dangers of DUI.
Sheriff Faile said, “We are extremely excited to receive this grant. We have applied for this or similar grants in the past but were turned down. We didn’t give up and are thrilled to add these positions to our team. It’s really great when we can improve the services we offer and make the county safer without having to spend county funds. Driving under the influence is something that affects all of us and if you are out there thinking about driving under the influence, don’t, get a sober driver. If not, your chances of being caught just got better.”