The grant totals $21,595 and will be used to purchase and replace equipment throughout the Sheriff’s Office.
Primarily, the department’s Live Scan machine will be replaced. The Live Scan machine electronically captures fingerprints without the need for traditional ink and paper. Furthermore, electronic fingerprinting keeps the Walker County Sheriff’s Office up to modern standards, as the Georgia Crime Information Center requires that all fingerprints be submitted electronically.
The funds will also be used to purchase two Garmin GPS units for court services deputies to assist in making out-of-town prisoner transport trips, four Taser X2s to replace current broken units, five mobile printers for patrol cars, two leg braces for prisoners to wear while attending court, several Ambu bag valve masks to be placed at the security stations of the court house and annex and several replacements of outdated handcuffs, leg irons and belly chains.