Henry County Police Department grant approved

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution April 3 accepting a $70,000 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Violence Against Women project for the Henry County Police Department.

The federal funding for the Violence Against Women project will aid in a collaborative effort between the HCPD, prosecutors, judges, and victim advocates to enhance the safety of women victims of violent crimes. The project will include training law enforcement officers and judges to more effectively identify and respond to violent crimes against women, including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence. The grant requires a local funding match of $23,333 which is available in the police department’s budget.