Sheriff Press Release
Sheriff Don Lowery is pleased to announce that the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office is now participating in “Operation Stonegarden”. Operation Stonegarden is a federal grant administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, as part of the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Stonegarden provides funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities “to jointly secure U.S. borders and territories”. Sheriff Lowery stated that funds are to be used for additional overtime and mileage costs to deploy Deputies to further increase our presence in the travel corridors of La Paz County.
Sheriff Lowery stated that funding from “Operation Stonegarden” would be $40,320.00 for this fiscal year. The Sheriff’s Office will be looking at additional funding for the next cycle of the grant.