Butler County receives federal grant for more patrols over Thanksgiving

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff's Office has received a federal grant that will allow for more patrols during the Thanksgiving season.

The Sheriff's Office was awarded a total grant of just over $78,000 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office. The money will be used for to pay for up to 150 total additional overtime hours, which are allocated for Friday, November 18, until the end of the month.

"The extra money provided through this grant is crucial to high-visibility enforcement," said Sheriff Jones in a release. "Our own funds are limited, and don't allow for many extra patrol efforts.  Being able to add a few extra Deputies scattered throughout the year during some selective times, and specifically targeting unsafe drivers, should make our roadways safer for everyone here in Butler County," he added.

The sheriff's office says the extra patrols will provide high visibility traffic enforcement throughout the un-incorporated areas of the county, primarily targeting speeders and impaired or otherwise unsafe drivers.

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