Halifax County has an estimated population of 52,300 residents. Furthermore, thousands of people pass through our county each day utilizing one of the major state highways or I-95. Halifax County ranks 43rd in NC for traffic-related fatalities, 38th in speed-related deaths, and 35th in unrestrained fatalities.
Our office has worked hard to build a stronger relationship with the community. This shift in our law enforcement efforts has meant a reduction in working proactive patrols as they relate to traffic enforcement. Making the county safer is a priority, and this includes our roadways. The numbers above are alarming.
The purpose of the S.T.E.P. program is to assist the Sheriff’s Office in:
- Reducing fatalities,
- Increasing seat belt usage, and
- Identifying and prosecuting alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.