U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $134,152 to the Madison Police Department. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for law enforcement agencies to create and use programs that prevent and control crime based on their own identified needs. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“Domestic violence is a terrible crime that hurts the entire family,” said Shelby. “This grant will be used by the Madison County Police Department to continue its public education and counseling to victims of domestic violence and hire an additional police investigator to work on domestic violence cases.”