The Governor’ Highway Safety Program (GHSP) presented the Mint Hill Police Department with a Traffic Safety Grant valued at $147,985 on October 1. These funds will be used to hire two Traffic Safety Officers and purchase equipment for the project to include two Patrol Vehicles, Mobile Data Computers, RADAR and In-Car Digital Camera System.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program approved more than $9 million in highway safety grants for the 2010 grant year. A total of 139 grants were awarded to police departments, sheriff’s offices and other state and local agencies across North Carolina. The Mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is to promote highway safety awareness and reduce the number of traffic crashes in North Carolina through the planning and execution of safety programs.