BOC approves request to seek COP grant

Written by  Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:43

  Chief Deputy Jared Akins said the money, if approved, would come from the U. S. Department of Justice and would pay 75% of salaries and benefits for as many as three new deputies.  The other 25% would come from the county.


  Akins said the grant is by "no means certain" since competition from law enforcement agencies around the nation for the funds has increased dramatically since 2008.  He told the commissioners it could be months before they will know if the grant request is successful.  He said the application to apply for the COP grant is June 23. 


  Akins said Bulloch County has received funds from the program in the past.  More than 125,000 officers have been hired nationwide through this grant.


  There are currently about 55 certified law enforcement officers in the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, 25 of which patrol the county's road.  Another 65 certified officers work at the county jail.





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