Community Leaders Seek $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Public Safety


February 16, 2023

Pictured above from left are (seated): LCSD Chief Deputy Matt Tiller; HPD Chief of Police Kip Kelsey; LCSD Captain Todd Laster; Lewis Co. Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick; and Perry Co. Sheriff Nick Weems; (standing) City of Hohenwald CFO Kyle Hamm; Lewis Co. Mayor Jonah Keltner; Lewis Co. Government COO Houston Hamblin; 32nd Judicial District DA Hans Schwendimann; Lewis Co. Jail Captain Christie Moore; and Lewis Co. Jail Administrator Josh Keltner.

Community leaders from Lewis County and Perry County recently met to finalize plans to jointly apply for a grant to strengthen public safety in their communities.

If approved, the "Violent Crime Intervention Fund" grant would provide a total of $2,000,000 to be equally split between the Hohenwald Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff's Department and the Perry County Sheriff's Department in order to conjointly address violent crime.

The extensive grant application was written by Captain Christie Moore of the Lewis County Jail, and is 100% fully-funded by the Tennessee Office of Criminal...

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