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1 <br /> ORD-2021-022 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 14, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-b <br /> SUBJECT: North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program: Orange County Sheriff's <br /> Office Traffic Safety Project and Approval of Budget Amendment #1-A <br /> DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1. Traffic Safety Project Sheriff Charles S. Blackwood, <br /> Contract 919.245.2900 <br /> Attachment 2. Agreement of Conditions Jennifer Galassi, Legal Advisor, <br /> Attachment 3. Local Government 919.245.2952 <br /> Resolution Lt. T. Brian Whitehurst, Sheriff's Deputy <br /> Attachment 4. Award Notification Letters and North Carolina Governor's <br /> Highway Safety Program Triangle <br /> Region Law Enforcement Liaison, <br /> 919.245.2900 <br /> PURPOSE: To: <br /> • Adopt a Resolution recognizing federal funding for traffic safety projects to the Sheriff's <br /> Office; <br /> • Approve Budget Amendment #1-A; and <br /> • Authorize the Chair to sign the Resolution. <br /> BACKGROUND: The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program (the "GHSP") partners <br /> with Law Enforcement Liaisons to promote highway safety awareness and to reduce the number <br /> of traffic crashes and fatalities in the State. Law Enforcement Liaisons ("LEL"), located in the <br /> eleven regions in which the GHSP divides the State, are full time law enforcement officers. An <br /> LEL serves as a coordinator and organizer for highway safety activities in his/her respective region <br /> and as liaison to the GHSP Office in Raleigh. <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 /> LELs communicate on a regular basis with the county coordinators in their region and assist them <br /> with their efforts to promote activities and campaigns on the county level. "Booze It & Lose It" and <br />