The Georgia Southern University Police Department recently received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant was awarded to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will replace the current Intoxilyzer 5000.
The Intoxilyzer 9000 is used to obtain the implied-consent, state-administered breath test for prosecution of drunken driving offenders. The state has mandated all law enforcement agencies to replace older testing units by 2015.
"The Georgia Southern University Police Department is proud to partner with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to help keep everyone safe on our roadways," said Laura McCullough, the university's assistant director of public safety. "We are extremely grateful to receive this grant because it enhances our continued efforts to provide a safe environment to the faculty, staff, students and visitors on our campus."
The Georgia Southern University Police Department averages approximately 71 DUI arrests per year. Here is a list of how many DUI arrests the department has made each year since 2009:
- 2009 - 61
- 2010 - 85
- 2011 - 55
- 2012 - 83
- 2013 - 72
As a grant recipient, the Georgia Southern University Police Department must participate in a regional traffic network and in national highway safety campaigns, including Click-it or Ticket and Operation Zero Tolerance.
Maj. Laura McCullough obtained the grant.