Police set to receive $33K grant

DOWNEY - The Downey Police Department is set to receive a $32,957 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, which it will use to fund its neighborhood preservation and community education programs.The police department also expects to use a portion of the money for crime suppression and prevention, most notably during the holidays, according to a staff report. The money comes from the Bryne Justice Assistance Grant program, a partnership among federal, state and local governments aimed at creating safer communities. The JAG was created in 2004 by Congress to streamline justice funding and grant administration.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20