The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Kanawha County Commission and Law Enforcement Agencies in Kanawha County will announce the kickoff of the 8th Annual “Operation Graduation Prom Alive” today. (Thursday) Each season for the past seven years, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has coordinated patrols around the county at post-event gatherings. Operation GPA is an “Aggressive-High Visibility- Zero Tolerance” Program that targets those who choose to drive under the influence and/or use drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication illegally. The extra patrols are made possible by the Kanawha County Commission and funds from the Public Safety Levy.