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Law enforcement agencies awarded grant

August 25, 2005

Valdosta - Two South Georgia law enforcement agencies are getting big money to improve their services.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Valdosta Police Department received a $45,000 grant from the Department of Justice. The money will be split between the two departments and used for new computer software, tactical team weapons, and equipment to enhance video surveillance.

"It's going to provide better accident reporting for our community and a variety of other things so we think we'll be able to give you a better product and I'm sure the sheriff's department feels the same way," said Capt. Brian Childress.

The money is part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Program.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Valdosta Police Department are the first recipients of the grant.

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