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 $64,258 to the City of Montgomery. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for law enforcement agencies to implement programs that prevent and control crime based on their own identified needs. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“It is essential that we provide our local law enforcement officers with tools that will help them to safely perform their duties,” said Shelby. “The City of Montgomery will use this funding for its Security and Communications Project, which aims to equip the building that houses the Montgomery Police Department and Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office with security systems and technology upgrades.”