Jul 26 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $11,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN OZARK

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $11,248 to the City of Ozark 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 Ozark will use these funds to purchase radios, an in-car video system and flashlights to improve law enforcement activities. Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $11,000 for the City of Ozark. These funds will help improve communication among law enforcement officers and help to ensure the safety of our officers and our citizens.”

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