Jul 13 2005


WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $21,901 to the City of Auburn 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 Auburn will use these funds to purchase programmable portable message boards, which will improve Auburn’s ability to better inform the public during AMBER alerts and various traffic conditions.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $21,000 for the City of Auburn. These funds will aid in Auburn’s effort to keep the public aware by providing message boards to be used for AMBER alerts or other emergency situations. It is important that we do everything possible to ensure the safety of our citizens.”

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