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VPD, Lowndes Co. Sheriff using grant to help keep public safe

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are planning to use money from a grant to help them cover everything they need to do, and the public has a chance to weigh in on how they'd like to see the money spent.

The police department and the sheriff's office have applied for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, worth about $25,000. The money will be split between the two agencies based on need. Valdosta's police chief said this grant helps make up for what the city and county's budgets don't cover.
 
"That [grant] allows us to improve what we're doin' and at the end of the day it stream lines what we're doin' and at the end of the day it helps public safety," said Valdosta Police Chief, Brian Childress.
 
The agencies will hold a joint public hearing to discuss the grant Thursday, June 19th at 4 p.m. in the Valdosta City Hall Annex building.

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