PCSO receives grants for officer protection and citizen training

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced in a social media post that they have received two more grants.

The first grant totaling over $21,000 was awarded to the PCSO by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).

Those funds are earmarked for the purchase of personal protective equipment for county deputies.

Another grant of over $8,000 from VDEM will be used for citizen training for the Page County Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program.

More information on the CERT program is forthcoming according the post.

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Page County Sheriff’s Office receives two grants

The Page County Sheriff’s Office social media page reports the reception of two grants totaling almost $23,500.

The first grant totaling $9,662.50 is from the Department of Justice, Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership.

That grant allows the purchase of body armor for deputies whose vest have expired or to purchase vests for new recruits.

The second grant totaling $13,780 is from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

That grant has been split into three categories speed, seatbelt and alcohol enforcement.

Overtime for saturated patrols and checkpoints is allotted to deputies through time frames identified by DMV statistics.

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage recognized the efforts of grants manager Tina Sumpter for her work in acquiring these grants.

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PCSO make an animal cruelty arrest

Animal Control Deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) took control of multiple animals kept in poor conditions.

Tabitha Price of Shenandoah Virginia has been charged with 51 counts of animal cruelty.

The charges include 47 counts of undernourishment and 47 counts of failing to prevent dehydration.

Price is schedule to appear in Page County General District Court August 26.

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