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 $447,174 to the Mobile County Commission. 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.
“We must ensure that our law enforcement officers have access to criminal databases and intelligence gathering systems in the field that will help them do their jobs,” said Shelby. “This important funding will allow the Mobile County Commission to design and implement a data sharing project that will assist law enforcement with crime analysis. The project is expected to benefit the over 400,000 residents in Mobile County and will be expanded to 80 county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.”