Aug 28 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 of Justice will award $15,063 to Lee County. 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.
“It is essential that we provide our local law enforcement officers with tools that will help them with their jobs,” said Shelby. “Lee County and the City of Opelika will use this funding to purchase new digital video equipment for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The new equipment will provide law enforcement officers with improved video evidence that will result in more arrests and convictions for crimes committed in Lee County.”