Sep 29 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $164,900 FOR TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that a grant of $164,900 will be awarded to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department to combat the use of Methamphetamine. This grant, awarded under the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Methamphetamine Training Initiative program, will be used to cover expenses associated with training and technical assistance, equipment purchasing, officer overtime, community outreach campaigns, and other approved costs.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department. It is important that we take all the necessary steps to eliminate the use of Methamphetamine among individuals, and these funds will allow law enforcement officials to better combat this problem.”