Grant Information

Commonwealth of Virginia Public Safety Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

PSAP Grant Programs

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2014 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Grant from the Public Safety Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) for $150,000.00. The grant is a twenty four month grant to replace the non-vendor supported Cassidian Digital RescueSTAR and SeNTinel workstations to prepare for Next Generation technology within the Page County Emergency Communication Center. The project has a direct effect on operational services of the PSAP. The project will provide twelve significant enhancements that improve the flexibility, usability, configurations, and security of the product and increase interoperability with third party systems.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2014 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Wireless E-911 Education Program Grant for $2,000.00 through the Public Safety Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). The grant is a twelve month grant to provide funds to take advantage of the educational and training opportunities offered at the spring and fall National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conferences. The benefits of the providing this training will be that we will be providing the staff with continued education with the current best practices, keep personnel current on the changing technologies, and enhancements as well as the requirements within the profession.

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Grant

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2014 Internet Crimes Against Children Grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) for $68,973.00. The key component of the grant program will be to cover salary and fringe benefits for a full-time ICAC Investigator. The Page County Sheriff’s Office ICAC Investigator work to ICAC Affiliated Cases. The grant funding will provide our community with an investigator that will be dedicated to the NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force. The NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force will vigorously pursue individuals involved in sexual exploitation of our children.

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

School Resource Officer Grant

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2014 School Resource Officer Grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) for $100,000.00. The key component of the grant program will be to hire two school resource officers. The officers will implement the School Resource Officer program at Springfield Elementary School and at Page County Middle School. These positions will promote school safety by decreasing the barriers between law enforcement, students, staff and parents.

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2012 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant for $64,000.00. The program will be to purchase E911 Communication Equipment. This grant will allow the Page County Sheriff’s Office the capability to continue to enhance and improve our E911 by providing GPS capabilities. For further information please contact Tina Sumpter at grants@pagesheriff.com or 540-843-4506.

Walmart Foundation

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2012 WalMart Foundation Grant for $1,000.00. In 2011, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $958.9 million in cash and in-kind contributions around the world. This includes $872.7 million in cash and in-kind gifts in the United States and $86.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts in international markets. The Page County Sheriff’s Office grant funding will be utilized to assist with the K-9 program. For further information please contact Tina Sumpter at grants@pagesheriff.com or 540-843-4506.

Andersen Foundation

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2012 Andersen Corporate Foundation grant, on behalf of EMCO Enterprises, Inc. an Andersen Company for $5,000.00. The grant funding will assist the Page County Sheriff’s Office with our Crime Prevention Educational Outreach Program. This program includes the Easter Crime Prevention Event, Bicycle Rodeo, Halloween Crime Prevention Event, Senior Smoke Detector Program, Children Fingerprinting Program, Bicycle Helmet Safety Program, School Resource Officers, and RadKIDS Program. For further information please contact Tina Sumpter at grants@pagesheriff.com or 540-843-4506.

Virginia Department of Health

On May 31, 2012 the Page County Sheriff's Office was selected for the Bicycle Safety Rodeo Mini-Grant by the Virginia Department of Health. The Page County Sheriff's Office will be receiving the following:

* 1 copy of "The Guide to Bicycle Rodeos" by John Williams and Dan Burden
* 200 copies of "A Perfectly Fitted Bicycle Helmet: 7 Easy Steps to Follow" brochure
* 200 copies of "Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!" activity book from the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA)
* 150 copies of Consumer Product Safety Commission approved bicycle helmets
* 150 copies of the bicycle safety rodeo pre-post test
*Bicycle Rodeo

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2012 State Homeland Security Citizen Preparedness SHSP grant for $5,430.00 through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). The grant is a twelve month grant to provide training for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) through the Citizen Corps Council. The Page County Sheriff’s Office will be expanding and enhancing our CERT Program. The program will include Adult and Youth CERT Program, Disaster & Shelter Program, CPR/First Aid, Sky Warn Class, and CERT refresher classes. The CERT training will consist of providing citizens with the tools that will help keep them, their family, their neighbors, and their community’s safe until first responders can get to them. In addition, the training will provide our citizens with skills and tools that will assist our community with meeting the needs of sheltering and additional demands from population influx due to the tourism population.


The Page County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2012 State Homeland Security Law Enforcement SHSP grant for $4,000.00 through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). The grant is a twelve month grant to purchase a mobile/portable generator for the Page County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Unit. The Page County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Unit is used in emergencies, disaster and during search and rescues. The generator will be replacing a generator that was purchased with funds from the Page County Sheriff’s Office 2003 Virginia Department of Emergency Management SHSP Grant. The mobile command unit provides communication between the Page County Sheriff’s Office, Page County Emergency Services, Page County Emergency Communication Center, Page County Emergency Operation Center, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Department of Emergency Services, National Emergency Services, Page County Emergency Response Team, Page County Search and Rescue, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, Luray Volunteer Fire Department, Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department, Luray Emergency Rescue Squad, Stanley Emergency Rescue Squad, and Shenandoah Emergency Rescue Squad.

2012 COPS Hiring Program

The Page County Sheriff’s Office received a $360,972.00 COPS Hiring Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The three funded positions are for entry-level deputies and will be funded for 48 months. The entry-level deputies must be a military veteran who has served on active duty at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001, and who has been discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions.

2013 Department of Motor Vehicle Grants

The Page County Sheriff’s Office received a 2013 Selective Enforcement-Alcohol Grant from the Department of Motor Vehicles for $10,100.00. Grant funding will provide the Page County citizens with approximately 250 hours of law enforcement overtime. This overtime will be conducted during saturated patrols and check points that will target alcohol enforcement. In addition, the Page County Sheriff’s Office was approved to purchase one radar unit and two alco-sensors. The Page County Sheriff’s Office received a 2013 Selective Enforcement-Speed Grant from the Department of Motor Vehicles for $3,000.00. Grant funding will provide the Page County citizens with approximately 103 hours of law enforcement overtime. This overtime will be conducted during saturated patrols that will target speed enforcement.

Contact Information


Tina Sumpter
Grant Specialist
Tina Sumpter
(540) 843-4506
(540) 743-1252 (fax)
grants@pagesheriff.com