Lamar County and the city of Paris approved a $12,180 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to be split between the Paris Police Department and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office at separate meetings this week.
Both governing bodies noted the pre-approved amount by the U.S. Department of Justice has been reduced almost yearly.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Council Bluffs Police Department and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office will receive some federal grant money this year, but it is a far cry from what was received in the past. Council Bluffs Capt. Scott Milner and Pottawattamie County Chief Deputy John Reynolds told the Pottawattamie County Board on Tuesday that a grant for about $81,000 has been awarded to them jointly from the 2013 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Milner said 20 percent of the grant money, or $16,000, will go to the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement under a long-standing agreement, and the remainder will be split evenly between the county and the city. Reynolds said the Sheriff’s Office will use much of its $32,500 to revamp the interview/interrogation recording equipment. Milner said the Police Department is still determining where its funds could best be used.
Lancaster City Council members on Tuesday approved an federal grant application to aid city police.
The $46,404 grant from the U.S. Justice Department's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program will provide funds to purchase a new, marked police cruiser and three mobile data terminals, which are the laptop computers officers carry in their vehicles.
Butler County is seeking funding to temporarily house inmates released from prison. The county is requesting a two-year federal $250,000 Justice Assistance Grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the Offender Housing and Rehabilitation Assistance Project.
County court and human services are jointly working on the project.
Victoria City and County law enforcement officials hope partnering up on a grant to purchase 34 Tasers will make officers safer.
Victoria County Commissioners approved the $30,516 grant award Monday from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to purchase the new equipment and Taser cartridges for courtroom deputies and city patrol officers.
It’s not exactly Big Brother watching you at all times, but an agreement between the Enterprise Police Department and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will allow those entities to receive grant funds that will enhance their camera system and surveillance equipment.
The Enterprise City Council unanimously approved the interlocal agreement at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The grant is the 2013 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). Enterprise will receive $11,107 in grant funds, with $6,664.20 going to the EPD and $4,442.80 to the sheriff’s department.
SHERMAN, TEXAS -- Money from this year's justice assistance grant may help the Sherman Police Department and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office afford new equipment.
The $13,000 dollar grant is typically shared by the two departments. Police intend to use the funds to buy new tactical body armor. The sheriff's office plans to use the money for technology upgrades and firearms. Sherman city council is expected to authorize an interlocal agreement to distribute that funding at Monday's council meeting.
A state grant may allow local officials develop a mobile phone application that would help heroin addicts connect with resources to help them stop using. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Department has applied for a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance designed to help communities combat heroin use.
Sheriff’s Department Capt. Kevin Fults announced this week the department hopes to partner with other agencies and local hospitals to develop a heroin addiction resources application for mobile phones. “It’s a tough target audience to reach,” Fults said of young people addicted to the drug.
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