Aug 23 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $15,000 FOR CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN HOMEWOOD

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $15,459 to the City of Homewood 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 Homewood will use these funds to implement their “Traffic Calming Campaign” to increase traffic enforcement in residential areas and educate the public on driver safety. The Homewood Police Department officers will be trained in the areas of traffic calming and radar gun utilization for monitoring traffic speeds.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $15,000 for law enforcement in Homewood. These funds will be used to implement the “Traffic Calming Campaign” in the Homewood community and will help to ensure the safety of our citizens.”

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