NWGA Scanner | August 22nd, 2022
The Cohutta Police Department hosted the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mountain Traffic Enforcement Network meeting Thursday night. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in cooperation with state and local law enforcement agencies, created the regional Traffic Enforcement Networks around the State of Georgia. There are currently sixteen regional traffic enforcement networks servicing all 159 counties in Georgia. The regional networks are open to all sworn law enforcement officers and prosecutors and are designed to enhance traffic enforcement activities through networking, training, and legislation. The networks serve as a catalyst for traffic enforcement officers to voice their concerns and share ideas with their counterparts from other agencies in their region. The Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network (MNTEN) includes Whitfield, Catoosa, Dade, Walker, Murray, Gordon, Bartow, Floyd, Polk, and Chattooga County. MNTEN is Coordinated by Sergeant Christy Nicholson of the Calhoun Police Department. Officers, deputies, rangers and troopers enjoyed some BBQ while Snicklefritz INC CEO talked about cannabis. Officers from Ringgold Police Department, Dalton Police Department, Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Rockmart Police Department, Cedartown Police Department, Cohutta Police Department, Calhoun Police Department, Euharlee Police Department, Emerson Police Department, Rockmart Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Natural Resources, Motor Carrier Compliance Division officers, Georgia State Probation, GBI Agents, ATF Agent, and troopers from the Georgia State Patrol. After the meeting, a safety check was held on Cleveland Highway (GA-71) at Old Mill Road near the state line. Two citations were issued and over 20 warnings were given. One young mother who’s three-year-old was in an improper child seat was given a free car seat by the GOHS and was assisted by Dalton Police Department Traffic Officers Jacob Allen and Sgt. David Saylors. They both helped with properly instilling the car seat and showing her how to properly use it. GOHS members also assisted with replacing old and outdated car seats with new ones.