Three deputies complete LIDAR course


Emanuel County Sheriff’s Officers Corporal Cody Usry, Lieutenant Curtis Armstrong and Deputy Mason Russell recently completed a LIDAR Speed Measurement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Speed consistently ranks are one of the top five contributing factors resulting in serious injury and fatality incidents. The number of speed-related fatalities increased by 46% from 260 in 2019 to 380 in 2020. The proportion of speed-related fatalities increased from 17% in 2019 to 23% in 2020.

This course will improve the effectiveness of speed enforcement initiatives through the proper and efficient use of police traffic LIDAR speed measurement instruments. Training and proac-tive enforcement will enable law enforcement to have an impact on reducing these speed relat-ed incidents and ultimately save lives.

Funding for this program has been provided by the State of Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.