Governor's Highway Safety Office

The Oak Ridge Police Department maintains a close working relationship with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. By partnering with local law enforcement agencies, the overall goal is to reduce crash related injuries and fatalities on our roadways. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office distributes funding from the federal sources, i.e. the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute in the form of grants, free training, and networking opportunities. The Oak Ridge Police Department has been very fortunate to have been awarded numerous GHSO grants over the years, which have paid for overtime funding for officers engaged in traffic safety enforcement, in addition to providing specialized equipment such as radars, police motorcycles, and sobriety checkpoint signs and cones. 

The Oak Ridge Police Department actively participates in the major enforcement campaigns sponsored annually by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, such as Booze It & Lose It, Click It or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over , etc. In addition, regular GHSO enforcement campaigns are held over select Holiday periods, such as New Years Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, and the 4th of July.