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Washington Co. Law Enforcement Joins Forces to Reduce Fatal Crashes

Each department head in Washington County has agreed to join forces in a unified effort to reduce accidents.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Washington County Law Enforcement agencies recently met to talk about the rise in fatal traffic collisions within the county. 

To date, there have been 20 collisions resulting in deaths in Washington County according to officials. 

Each department head has agreed to join forces in a unified effort to reduce accidents throughout the county. Sheriff Mullendore from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Chief Holtzman with the Hagerstown Police Department, Chief Buskirk of the Hancock Department, Chief Stanford of the Boonsboro Department, Chief Knight of the Smithsburg Department and Lt. Fluharty with Maryland State Police say they're determined to bring the number of fatal collisions down. 

Starting next Monday, November 11, officials say they'll be conducting a week long zero tolerance policy to increase safety awareness along the roadways. They say drivers can expect to see more of a police presence in areas where a high volume of crashes have occurred. They say they'll be cracking down on any violations. 

State Police, Sheriff's Deputies, Town and City officers say after this week long initiative, a long term plan will be made to focus on specific problem areas throughout the county. 

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