Jul 13 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $22,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $22,941 to Lauderdale 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

Lauderdale County will use these funds to purchase two RACC Electronic Belts to assist with the transport and control of dangerous persons while entering and leaving court rooms. In addition, the City of Florence will use thesefunds to purchase communication equipment fortheir SWAT team that will provide hearing protection and amplify ambient sound.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $22,000 for Lauderdale County. These funds will help support Lauderdale County’s effort to improve the criminal justice system in their community. It is important that we do everything possible to ensure the safety of our law enforcement officers and our citizens.”

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