Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Executive Director Jay Neal today announced the awards of 57 grants totaling $4,667,793 through the Law Enforcement Training Grant Program.
"Here in Georgia, we support our law enforcement officers and will always be proud to do so," said Governor Kemp. "We know equipping them with the best tools and training of the profession means safer communities. That's what this program is all about, and I'm proud we're continuing it so that even more public safety officers in Georgia will receive quality training that helps them protect and serve our neighborhoods."
During the 2022 legislative session, Governor Kemp recommended and lawmakers approved a law enforcement training grant program through the CJCC for state and local public safety agencies. The program was designed to grant funds on a competitive basis to support scenario-based, hands-on training for law enforcement officers in use of force or de-escalation, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), and Officer Mental Health. For this funding cycle, School Safety was added as a priority area.
"CJCC is proud to join Governor Kemp and the Georgia legislature in their commitment to prioritize the support of our law enforcement officers through training opportunities and resources. We are proud to be a part of the effort to strengthen public safety throughout Georgia," said CJCC Executive Director Jay Neal.
For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Training Grant Program, contact Laura Thompson at [email protected] or 404-858-1830.
About the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
Created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1981 as an Executive Branch agency, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) represents the culmination of many efforts to establish a statewide body that would build consensus and unity among the State's diverse and interdependent, criminal justice system components. For more information visit the CJCC website: https://cjcc.georgia.gov/.
Dannielle Lewis – Communications Director