Celina, OH – (11-20-17) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today his office has received word from the Ohio Department of Public Safety that his office has received a grant to aide our deputies in reducing traffic related fatalities and serious injury accidents in Mercer County

The grant allows deputies to spend more time targeting problem areas while on patrol.  The grant is broken down into two focus areas. The first for $19,093.51, titled Repeat Offenders for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), will focus on looking for subjects driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within our county. The second part of the grant, valued at $14,229.01, is State and Community Highway Safety. This part of the grant allows us to have our deputies focus on driving laws and ensure all motorists are safe while on the roads of Mercer County.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey stated:

“We are thankful to receive these grants that allow us to spend more time working on our problem areas in our county and hopefully reduce our traffic crashes”.