Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester W. Stribling, Lee District Supervisor

 May 12, 2005

Staff Lead:


Charlie Ray Fox, Jr., Sheriff

Sheriff's Office


A Resolution Authorizing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing to Receive Citizens’ Comments on the Proposed Use of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Funds

Topic Description:

The Federal government provides limited funding for law enforcement through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, through which Fauquier County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $14,161.  The Sheriff's Office proposes to use this grant money to help fund the purchase of specialized equipment necessary for the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), which is a highly trained and specialized law enforcement unit.  Their purpose is to provide the type of tactical response necessary to safely diffuse or bring to a closure certain types of high risk or threatening situations, to include barricaded or suicidal subjects, high risk search warrants, and drug raids.  The equipment will allow the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office ability to enhance public safety.  Terms of the grant require that a public hearing be held to allow citizen comment on the proposed use of these funds.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Fauquier County will receive $14,161 in grant funds.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Sheriff's Office

Finance Department

Budget Office