Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron announces that on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 the Sheriff’s Office was awarded a “Secure Our Schools Program” grant. The Sheriff’s Office applied for the grant through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services program in July of 2010. Sheriff McEathron received notification that his office was awarded $255,920 in funding which requires a 50% match to be provided by Randolph-Macon Academy. Prior to submitting the grant, Sheriff’s Office personnel and Randolph-Macon Academy’s administration met to identify the school’s security needs. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Randolph-Macon Academy’s partnership along with this funding will be a great benefit in providing extra security and safety to the students and faculty at Randolph Macon Academy.
Major General Henry M. Hobgood, president of R-MA, said, “We are most pleased to partner with the Sheriff’s Office and the Commonwealth of Virginia to enhance the safety and security of the R-MA campus. This project will help insure that we are a state-of-the-art institution in this important area.”
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was one of 167 selected to receive this funding nationally. In the Commonwealth of Virginia a total of $1,038,590 in funds were awarded. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the second largest grant amount out of the eight Virginia recipients.
September 29, 2010