RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION FOR EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL COMPETITIVE GRANT FUNDING FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

WHEREAS, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding is available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program of the Department of Justice for the purpose of hiring civilian staff in law enforcement agencies in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase civilian support to law enforcement agencies; and

WHEREAS, the staffing level of the Communications center has not increased since FY 2007; and

WHEREAS, the grant funds, if received, would allow the Sheriff to increase staffing levels on all shifts to a minimum of four (4) dispatchers, thereby improving dispatch and law enforcement response times to 911 calls; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of May 2009, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize staff to submit an application to the Department of Justice for the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Fund Program for two entry level dispatcher positions; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to sign documents related to this grant application on behalf of Fauquier County.                                                                                     

                                                                                    A Copy Teste 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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