Aug 25 2008
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $16,718 to Dallas County. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for law enforcement agencies to create and use programs that prevent and control crime based on their own identified needs. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“Each day, Alabama’s law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe,” said Shelby. “It is critical that our law enforcement agencies have the resources needed to keep deputies and officers on the street fighting crime. This grant will be used by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Selma to pay overtime to deputies and officers who work in high crime areas and track sex-offenders.”