Local law enforcement, jails receiving federal money for PPE, overtime, other expenses

City of Lynchburg, Henry County got thousands to protect officers, inmates

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Officers and inmates in some jails in central and southwest Virginia will now have the proper equipment should they see positive COVID-19 cases.

The federal government has agreed to give more than $10 million to Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice services.

According to state leaders, the City of Lynchburg and Henry County are on the list to receive money.

Lynchburg will receive $112,531 and Henry County will receive $48,233.

The money will be used to buy personal protective equipment (PPE), pay officers for overtime and training, as well as address medical needs for inmates.