Valdosta at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Valdosta Police Department

  • 138 Officers
  • 24 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement staff per 1,000 residents

  • 2.86 Valdosta
  • 2 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.8 National average

These figures reflect the Valdosta Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated January 22, 2022


We identified over $1.3M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Valdosta
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$16,712.00 10/01/2017
09/30/2019
VALDOSTA, CITY OF FY 18 JAG PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$14,697.00 10/01/2016
09/30/2020
VALDOSTA, CITY OF 2017 LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES ENHANCEMENT PLAN Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$34,925.00 09/01/2016
08/31/2019
GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY CITY OF VALDOSTA Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$3,000.00 09/01/2016
08/31/2019
GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY CITY OF VALDOSTA Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes and $350,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The City of Valdosta, Georgia will pay a $350,000 settlement to a Black man who was injured when a police officer slammed him to the ground.

In 2020, Antonio Arnelo Smith was slammed to the ground by a police officer who alleged that he wrongly thought Smith had an outstanding arrest warrant. In addition to the financial settlement, the city shared that they would create a civilian review board to oversee local police and make policy recommendations. The creation of a citizen panel was Smith’s primary priority in the lawsuit. Body camera footage captured how the police officer pinned Smith’s hands behind his back and proceeded to slam him into the ground, face-first.

Policy changes Compensation
$350,000.00