Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are still planning to travel during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Please follow the recommendations of our state and city/county, when it comes to non-essential travel, when you are determining your plans for Memorial Day weekend.
If you are traveling for the long weekend, please remember to take many safety precautions, including washing your hands frequently, avoiding close contact with others, and wearing a cloth face covering in public. For more information on how to remain safe during your travels, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html.
The following are general reminders for staying safe while traveling:
• Buckle your safety belt - it's the best way to stay safe in a vehicle and remember, the national Click It or Ticket program is in full swing over the holiday weekend.
• Don't drink and drive - even one alcoholic drink can reduce your abilities and impair your judgment.
• Put down the cell phone - nearly 9 people are killed and over 1,000 injured every day in crashes involving distracted drivers* - don't text and drive! In many states, using your cell phone while driving is against the law.
• Be prepared - take a map, atlas, or GPS device; make sure your spare tire is inflated and you know how to change it; have your car serviced before heading out; include an emergency kit with water and snacks in case you're stranded for more than a few hours; refuel BEFORE your gas warning indicator displays.
• Turn down the music - hearing sirens and emergency vehicles is an important warning to slow down and drive cautiously - you may be approaching an accident scene.
• Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel - eating, looking for CDs, and digging for things in the floorboard or back seat can lead to trouble.
• Be courteous - because of the volume of vehicles on the road, you're bound to run into a few traffic jams, be cut off, or be forced to stop short - remain calm and courteous - don't let other drivers ruin your holiday.
• Get plenty of rest - make sure you're well rested before getting behind the wheel, rotate driving duties with others in the car to avoid becoming too sleepy or distracted.
• Take frequent breaks - stop, get out of the vehicle, and stretch your legs often - keeping in mind social distancing rules and regulations.
Travel safely and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
-Sheriff Rolando Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The website, www.GrenadaCountySheriff.org, provides updated information on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office.
The new website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts.The Grenada County Sheriff’s Office launched a new website on 10-8-2014 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as locate area sex offenders.
The new Website features press releases and messages from Sheriff Rolando Fair, which are updated frequently, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as a link to submit crime tips via email.
Other features of the Website include:
Mobile App - allows for viewing features in a format suitable for cell phones or other mobile devices.
History of the Sheriffs – allows us to share photographs and biographies of our former sheriffs with the community. Our hope is to work with our historical society and the families within our communities to provide facts about our County’s Law Enforcement history. We invite and encourage anyone with historical information to please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Most Wanted Listings – allows the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals.
Sex Offenders – allows the public to view photos and information for sex offenders living in the county. The interactive map feature on the website allows the public to view sex offender locations on the map, view offender photos and profile information about the offenses.
“Posting information on the website improves the efficiency of the Sheriff’s Office by reducing the number of inquiry calls handled by our office. This tool allows us to devote more resources to the safety and security of our residents. The new website provides greater transparency for the Sheriff’s Office and encourages the public to take a more active role in community policing efforts. Our intent is for every County resident to visit the site and become familiar with how to locate sex offenders, how to submit a crime tip and where to find the latest news and updates from the Sheriff’s Office. We believe the website is a huge benefit to the Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Grenada County as well,” said Sheriff Alton Strider.
MostWantedWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas, assisted in developing the website. The firm specializes in website solutions for law enforcement and government offices.
For more information about the website please contact the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office at 662-226-2722 or visit www.GrenadaCountySheriff.org.