Aug 23 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $62,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN BESSEMER

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $62,580 to the City of Bessemer 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

The City of Bessemer will use these funds to purchase video cameras for their law enforcement vehicles. The installation of these cameras will increase safety for police officers because offenders will know that their actions are being recorded.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $62,000 for law enforcement in Bessemer. These funds will be used to purchase video cameras for law enforcement vehicles to ensure the safety and protection of our officers and our citizens.”

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