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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office recently participated in the Click It or Ticket Challenge, an initiative funded by the Florida Department of Transportation through the FDOT Safety Office. This initiative seeks to encourage Law Enforcement to participate in increasing safety belt usage in the State of Florida and reducing occupant protection related crash fatalities and injury severity.

The key elements of the challenge are safety belt enforcement, child restraint enforcement, public education and information, earned media and safety belt usage rates.

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office was awarded a Kustom Signals Pro Laser III for participating in the Click It or Ticket Challenge for 2014. As a result of submitting a report for the CIOT Challenge in the SE Region, OCSO was selected by a random drawing from SE Region participants to receive the award.

Charles Kane, DUI Challenge Coordinator of the Florida Public Safety Institute, presented Captain Gary Bell the Pro Laser III.