(Dodge County) A generous donation from a Beaver Dam area business is helping the Dodge County Sheriff’s office monitor speeds on area roads. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says Countryside CEO Keith Ghanian and General Manager Tony Switzler of Countryside GM Beaver Dam are big supporters of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the community. He says last year the dealership utilized portions of each sale to fund a new stationary speed monitoring sign located in Oak Grove, which displays a smiley face if you are at or under the speed limit, and flashes lights and warns of your speed if you are driving over the speed limit.
Since 2015, Countryside GM of Beaver Dam has helped provide the Sheriff’s Office with Protective Vests, AED Devices for county vehicles, and funds that helped add a new K9 officer to the force. This year donated funds helped the Sheriff’s Office replace an aging radar trailer.
Schmidt says the new radar trailer will provide valuable assistance in the county’s speed enforcement efforts. He adds that if motorists want to use it as a way to see how fast they can go, that’s fine, but a squad car may be on the other end. The trailer will also collect traffic speed data which the Sheriff’s Office can use to determine when they need to have a squad car present.
Countryside GM has donated portions of their sales to multiple groups in the area, including Church Health Services, PAVE, 5-Stones, and the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre.