TROY — Police will be able to ramp up patrols in the face of an uptick in crimes in the Lansingburgh area after receiving a federal grant meant to help improve the safety of the city.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand announced the U.S. Department of Justice would be awarding the city $31,630 under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
According to a press release, the funds would go towards increasing deployment for uniform and plain clothes officers in areas of high crime activity, something Police Commissioner Anthony Magnetto explained would be a great help.
FOREST PARK — Forest Park police got a revenue boost Tuesday when city council members voted to accept a $13,269 justice assistance grant.
Chief Dwayne Hobbs said the department has the money, it just needed council members to agree to accept it. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant is issued through the U.S. Department of Justice.
#The grant can be used to hire or retain law enforcement officers, among other permitted uses.
Richmond Police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s departments have received a grant for $17,702 from the U.S. Department of Justice.
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett was in Richmond on Tuesday to present a ceremonial check to Mayor Sally Hutton, RPD Chief Kris Wolski and Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa.
The money is part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, which is designed to support local law enforcement with new initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment and supplies.
LEOMINSTER -- The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the city a $22,356 grant for the Police Department, Mayor Dean Mazzarella announced this week. The money from the Justice Assistance Grant will be used for equipment and policing programs not funded in the budget, Mazzarella said. The money is already in hand, said Grants Administrator Wendy Wiiks.
"We just accepted the award (Wednesday), so we can start spending it," she said. The grant was approved to buy eight Tasers worth a combined $9,075.28 and eight mobile radios valued at a combined $8,040. The grant will also provide $5,240.72 worth of funding for personnel issues, most of which will be used to pay for community-policing initiatives.
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Tim Griffin (AR-2)announced that fifteen local law enforcement agencies will receive nearly $850,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to enhance their efforts to protect Arkansas families and local communities.
“During my time as Arkansas Attorney General, I saw first-hand how important it is for law enforcement to have tools to protect themselves while fighting crime in the state,” Pryor said. “These grants will allow our local law enforcement agencies to better equip and train their officers and keep our families safe.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will provide $2.5 million in funding to the Connecticut State Police, the Newtown Police Department and partner agencies that provided assistance in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.
The funding compensates the agencies and jurisdictions for costs related to overtime, forensics and security during and in the aftermath of the crime.
“Providing support to the law enforcement agencies that responded to the horrific scene that awaited them at Sandy Hook Elementary School is one small action we can take to bring healing to a community that’s been devastated,” said Atty. General Eric Holder.
The Conway Police Department and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office will receive the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, which the two agencies jointly applied for earlier this summer.
The announcement was made by the Arkansas Delegation on Friday.
The two agencies will receive $23,097, with each receiving approximately $11,548.50. According to Executive assistant to the Chief of Police Dara Tapley, the agencies have applied for the funding numerous times in the past.
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