Jul 13 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $238,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $238,677 to the City of Montgomery 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 Montgomery will use these funds for their Street Crimes Unit which responds to robberies, burglaries, sex offender violations and other crimes. In addition, Montgomery County will purchase dashboard cameras for patrol vehicles to improve officer and public safety.

    Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $238,000 for the City of Montgomery and Montgomery County. These funds will help law enforcement officers combat crime throughout both the city and the county and help to ensure the safety of our officers and our citizens.”

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