UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) – Several law enforcement agencies and school districts received funding for school safety including the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.
The sheriff’s department in Upshur County received over $140,000 to use to keep children safe.
“To receive a gift like this in the form of a grant really just fast tracks a lot of the efforts that we would’ve wanted to do anyway so we’re excited about it,” says Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness Dr. Jeffery Harvey.
The United States Department of Justice has provided the funding to Upshur County for the third year in a row.
“In the past we have upgraded camera surveillance systems in the schools, we also have an active project that updates door security capabilities at each one of the schools,” says Harvey.