City of Orange to get crime grants
city of Orange will receive a grant of $35,911 from the Department of
Justice to help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions, U.S.
Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced.
The funding comes through the Edward ByrneMemorial Justice Assistance
Grant Program (JAG).
“These funds will equip local law enforcement
with the necessary resources to crack down on crime in the area,” said
Cornyn. “Having the proper tools to fight crime is critical to keeping
our communities safe, and I applaud the local leaders for working to
secure this funding.”
The city of Orange will use the funds to
acquire essential law enforcement equipment, including new mobile
telecommunications devices and forensic tools.
The JAG Program
allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to
support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based
on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be
used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training,
personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information
systems for criminal justice.