The Screven County Sheriff’s Office is set to receive a grant totaling just over $70,000 from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
The announcement was made by Governor Kemp on Wednesday as a part of a $6.7 million grant announcement to agencies across the state.
During the 2020 legislative session, Governor Brian Kemp recommended and lawmakers approved the creation of a law enforcement training grant program through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for state and local law enforcement agencies. This grant program will help pay for essential training – including in use of force and de-escalation – for state and local law enforcement officers.
“Governor Kemp and the Georgia legislature have made it a priority to provide our law enforcement officers with the training and resources they need to better serve the people of Georgia, and we at CJCC are pleased to be a part of this effort,” said CJCC Executive Director Jay Neal.
The Sheriff’s Office will receive $70,545 and the Sylvania Police Department will receive $43,999.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is merely a pass through organization that handles the administrative paperwork for grants and funds that comingle state and federal dollars. It does not enforce the law or ensure agencies use the money for its intended purpose.
A total of 63 agencies were awarded a combined $6,756,389. You call see the full list of recipients here.