I received this press release from Rep. Hill’s office. This is a press release. That means I didn’t write it. 🙂

I would like to say, though, that I am especially excited about the $62,787 for Rural Traffic Enforcement. Shoot, give me a badge and a little blue light to put on the top of my Saturn and I’ll enforce traffic for you! Watch out, speeders and tailgaters – Jama’s coming and she’s packing heat!


NASHVILLE – Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) announced today that Washington County will be receiving a total of nine grants to help fund various public safety and law enforcement initiatives. The sum of all nine grants totals over half a million dollars.


“The organizations that are receiving these grants, which are primarily police and sheriff’s departments, will be putting this money to good use protecting Washington County citizens,” stated Hill. “I believe that one of the government’s most important functions is to keep its citizens safe, and these grants will assist law enforcement in doing so.”


The grants will be distributed as follows:

East Tennessee State University

Child Passenger Safety Training and Community Education


East Tennessee State University

Network Coordinator


Johnson City Police Department

Reduction of Use of Alcohol by Juveniles


Jonesborough Police Department

High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaign


Tennessee District Attorney General, 1st Judicial District

Special DUI Prosecutor


Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association

Statewide Standardized Train the Trainer Program


Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Comprehensive Rural Traffic Enforcement Strategies


Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Network Coordinator


Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Training for Awareness and Responsibility


Matthew Hill is serving his second term as representative for the 7th legislative district, which encompasses part of Washington County.