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.