Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $70,000 In DOJ Funding To Support Local Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $72,348 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia. The funding will be used to improve training, safety initiatives, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and purchase new equipment and supplies.
“As a former Governor, I recognize the importance of equipping local law enforcement with the tools and training they need to protect our communities,” said Sen. Warner. “While our local police forces are often challenged to do more with less, this funding will help provide law enforcement in the Commonwealth with resources to carry out innovative public safety measures while improving their policing practices through enhanced training and equipment.”
The following communities will receive funding under today’s announcement:
- City of Manassas: $17,997
- City of Danville: $21,605
- Spotsylvania County: $32,746
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) 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.