CHATTOOGA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECIEVES CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL GRANT
The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office was the recipient of the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Law Enforcement Training Grant. Applicants were limited to units of local government and state law enforcement agencies which operate within Georgia for law enforcement training. Priority was given to requests which included scenario based, hands-on tactical training for law enforcement officers in one of the following topics: Use of Force and or De-escalation.
The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office received $54,039.00 to be used to purchase a state of the art firearms simulator. The simulator is being purchasedfrom Laser Shot, a Texas based simulator manufacturer. The simulator will allow training scenarios to be delivered to law enforcement officers in a controlled simulation environment. This will allow officers in and around our area to receive further scenario based use of force and de escalation training. The simulator is being built and will be ready for delivery in the next few months according to Dennis Taylor, Laser Shot Sales Representative. The simulator will be installed in the coming months at the future home of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office on Underwood Drive.
For fiscal year 2021, Governor Brian Kemp recommended, and lawmakers approved, $15 million to provide a law enforcement training grant program for state and local law enforcement agencies. The program is designed to grant funds on a competitive basis to qualified state and local law enforcement agencies to support scenario-based, hands-on training for law enforcement officers in use of force or de-escalation.