H.E.A.T. stands for: Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.

H.E.A.T. is designed to educate the public and enforce laws related to impaired and aggressive driving. Each officer assigned to the unit is armed with materials to educate Walton County citizens about our laws related to aggressive and impaired driving. Education and Enforcement must go hand in hand if we are to be successful in reducing the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries in Walton County. The State of Georgia was the first State to create a multi-jurisdictional task force to address aggressive and impaired driving. Originally, three officers from six counties and the City of College Park and the City of Atlanta came together to form a team of twenty-four officers to form H.E.A.T. Since this formation, the H.E.A.T. team has continued to grow into 26 agencies including the Walton County Sheriff’s Office in 2005.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit Goals
• Reduce the number of impaired driving and speed related crashes in Walton County.
• Aggressively Enforce laws targeting Aggressive Driving in Walton County.

Aggressive traffic (speed and drunk driving among the worst behaviours) has been determined to be one of the leading causes of death and serious injury crashes on the roadways of Georgia.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office H.E.A.T. Unit Mission Statement
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement /H.E.A.T Unit is dedicated to the reduction in the loss of life and property through active enforcement of traffic laws and educating the public on traffic safety. The officers, who are assigned to the unit, will strive to ensure a safe driving environment through the relentless enforcement of traffic laws and safety education for our citizens.

Click here to contact the HEAT unit with traffic concerns.
HEAT Supervisor Sgt. Mark Hess 4429
HEAT Officer Cpl. Josh Wages 4432

770-266-1697 Office



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