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ORD-2020-024 <br /> <br />ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 20, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-c <br /> <br />SUBJECT: North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program – Orange County Sheriff’s <br />Office Traffic Safety Project and Approval of Budget Amendment #2-A <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office <br /> <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT(S): <br />Attachment 1. Traffic Safety Project <br /> Contract <br />Attachment 2. Agreement of Conditions <br />Attachment 3. Local Government <br /> Resolution <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />INFORMATION CONTACT: <br />Sheriff Charles S. Blackwood, <br />919.245.2900 <br />Jennifer Galassi, Legal Advisor, <br />919.245.2952 <br />Lt. T. Brian Whitehurst, Sheriff’s Deputy <br />and North Carolina Governor’s <br />Highway Safety Program Triangle <br />Region Law Enforcement Liaison, <br />919.245.2900 <br /> <br />PURPOSE: To: <br />• Adopt a Resolution recognizing federal funding for traffic safety projects to the Sheriff’s <br />Office; <br />• Approve Budget Amendment # 2-A; and <br />• Authorize the Chair to sign the Resolution <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (the “GHSP”) <br />partners with Law Enforcement Liaisons to promote highway safety awareness and to reduce <br />the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in the State. Law Enforcement Liaisons (“LEL”), <br />located in the eleven regions in which the GHSP divides the State, are full time law enforcement <br />officers. An LEL serves as a coordinator and organizer for highway safety activities in his/her <br />respective region and as liaison to the GHSP Office in Raleigh. <br /> <br />Some of the duties of an LEL include: <br />• promoting traffic safety measures in the region, <br />• supporting and informing law enforcement agencies within those regions of current and <br />upcoming campaigns, <br />• providing information and guidance in the grant process by assisting agencies with <br />questions, and <br />• directing them to the appropriate grant manager for their region. <br /> <br />LELs communicate on a regular basis with the county coordinators in their region and assist <br />them with their efforts to promote activities and campaigns on the county level. “Booze It & <br />Lose It” and “Click It or Ticket” are well known GHSP campaigns. Additionally, LELs monitor <br />1