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File #: 2022-1135    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 1/24/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Commission District(s): All Districts This Grant, in the amount of $199,500, will have a Positive Impact on All Commission Districts at No Cost to the County. For Approval of "FY2022 Law Enforcement Training Program Grant".

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Sheriff's Office

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All Districts
This Grant, in the amount of $199,500, will have a Positive Impact on All Commission Districts at No Cost to the County. For Approval of "FY2022 Law Enforcement Training Program Grant".

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Information Contact: Anson B. Evans
Phone Number: 404-298-8111

PURPOSE:
To accept "FY2022 Law Enforcement Training Program Grant" on behalf of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for the purpose of providing Atlanta Metropolitan Law Enforcement Agencies with an opportunity to train in real-time immersive scenarios that will prepare these officers for sustainable community policing that will be more responsive to the needs of the communities they serve. For many years, The DeKalb County Government has supported the community-based objectives of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (DKSO). DeKalb County has a long and deeply rooted history of support for projects of this magnitude that can stem the rising tide of community concerns with de-escalation and community policing within the Atlanta Metro area

NEED/IMPACT:
Based on the high level of recidivism that exists within the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, with studies estimating it to be close to 50% for three-year recidivism, there is a high probability that DeKalb County officers will be engaging with individuals who have prior experience with law enforcement and incarceration. Thus, encounters are more likely to escalate unless officers have specific training in de-escalation techniques with a keen focus on the value of community policing and building public trust. This project will become a self-sustaining training unit for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (DKSO) because the capacity to continue to train at this level is already in place. With the support of the DeKalb County Government, DKSO will continue to build and add value to its com...

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