GENESEO, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2022 — The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has received more than $172,000 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Terrorism Prevention Grant Program for the creation and administration of a new County-wide Threat Assessment Management Team (TAMT).
The TAMT will work to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to potential terrorist acts and other hazards throughout Livingston County. The Sheriff’s Office will create a new Investigator position to plan and manage the new multi-disciplinary team, which will be composed of law enforcement, mental health professionals, school officials, and other community stakeholders. Sheriff’s Office officials expect to bring the proposal before the Board of Supervisors for approval by year’s end and put the TAMT into action in January of 2023.
“This team represents not only law enforcement but many other components within the County, including mental health," stated Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty. "Our hope is to identify potential threats and collectively find solutions to prevent violence. The community will play a large role in this as well and we will be asking for anyone who sees or hears something concerning for public safety to call us at 844-LCSO-TIP or 844-527-6847.”
DHS is providing $1.12 billion this year to enhance the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to deal with potential terrorist acts and other hazards. Each county in New York State is eligible to receive up to $172,413 from DHS to be used over a two-year period for the creation of a Threat Assessment Management Team.
For more information, visit the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office website or call (585) 243-7100.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.