(9-19-17) e daMercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today that additional deputies will be assigned to work targeted areas during the upcoming homecoming dances in our area. The additional deputies will be doing extra patrol on the weekends of the dances focusing on impaired driving, unsafe driving, and the overall safety of the teens of Mercer County attending these dances.

As a reminder, the goal is not to ruin anyone’s fun, but rather to keep the public safe. Our office is trying to make the deputies more visible and hopefully deter unsafe driving. Sheriff Grey reminds motorists to never text and drive, always wear your seat belt, follow all laws and posted speed limits.