As of Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- In the 11-month void since municipal and county police were unable to renew licenses, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office issued 15,400 citations related to speed detection and highway safety.
During the service delivery dispute between Gwinnett County and the 15 cities in the county, Sheriff Butch Conway established the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit, which consisted of eight deputies who partnered, when possible, with the cities and the county to continue speed detection.
As each city regains its permit, the Sheriff's Office deputies will stop using radar in their jurisdictions.
"I wanted to make sure speed enforcement remained a priority in Gwinnett County in order to maintain highway safety and save lives," Conway said in a news release. "I'm very proud of the job done by our deputies during this crisis."There have been more than 20 DUI arrests and 19 traffic accidents worked during the period.