Local Sheriff's Office Receives $70,000 In Grants

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

Decatur County, GA- The Decatur County Sheriff's Office has received $70,000 worth of grants.

The funds will be used to help purchase new patrol cars and satisfy other needs of the department.

One of those needs is providing a full-time position to serve as a victim's advocate for the people of Decatur County.

That person will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help victims of domestic violence, child molestation, sexual assault among other crimes.

Captain Liz Croley with the Decatur County Sheriff's Office said the job of the victim's advocate will be, "To get them immediate medical attention, to get therapy if they need it, shelter if they need that. To meet whatever needs they have for each crime."

The Sheriff's Department received a $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Captain Croley says that money will be used to buy two camera systems for patrol vehicles.

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