Aug 12 2008
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department Justice of will award $469,533 to Troy University. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for law enforcement agencies to implement programs that prevent and control crime based on their own identified needs. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“As the use of technology in criminal activities continues to expand, it is increasingly critical that our law enforcement officers are properly equipped and trained to respond to computer-related criminal activities,” said Shelby. “Troy University will use this funding to support the Computer Forensic Lab, Research and Training Initiative to help Alabama law enforcement officers develop skills to respond to computer-related criminal activity.”