Sep 13 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $26,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN CHILTON COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $26,310 to Chilton County for The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).

JAG allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on the needs of the communities. These funds can be used for technical assistance, training, equipment and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas:

  • Law Enforcement Programs

  • Prosecution and Court Programs

  • Prevention and Education Programs

  • Corrections and Community Corrections Programs

  • Drug Treatment Programs

  • Planning, Evaluation and Technology Improvements Programs

Chilton County will use these funds to purchase a mobile data communications system, a global positioning system, two mobile communication systems and a message switch interfacing the mobile system with 911 for the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $20,000 for law enforcement in Chilton County. These funds will help improve communication between law enforcement officers in the county and will give patrol cars remote access to national crime databases. This new technology will improve incident response time which will help Chilton County to better ensure the safety and protection of their officers and their citizens.”

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