Sen. Hutchison Announces Law Enforcement Grants For Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Sen. Hutchison Announces Law Enforcement Grants For Texas

Texas' senior Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $4,380,833 in grants to Texas law enforcement agencies to assist in their mission to protect public safety.

"It is so important that our police officers and courthouses have the resources they need to keep us safe," Sen. Hutchison said.  "These grants will provide the equipment and infrastructure needed to help our law enforcement officials fight crime."

The following organizations will receive funding under the DOJ's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program, established to aid the efforts of local and state law enforcement agencies:

Organization                   Funding            Purpose                           

City of Houston            $3,339,943      Equipment & technology

(also includes Harris County)

City of Lubbock            $247,703         Communications equipment

(also includes Lubbock County)

City of Amarillo            $162,059          Equipment & technology

(also includes Potter County)

City of Laredo             $125,687          Equipment

(also includes Webb County)

Fort Bend County        $68,712           Equipment

City of Odessa            $63,189            Equipment

(also includes Ector County)

City of Paris                $35,064            Communications & vehicle

(also includes  Lamar County)

City of Baytown          $30,304            Training programs

City of Pharr               $28,233            Communications equipment

City of Alice                $23,110            Crime prevention programs

Bastrop County          $17,986            Information technology

City of Kingsville         $17,223            Drug-related crime prevention

(also includes  Kleburg County)        

Grayson County         $17,151            Bulletproof vest purchases

City of Weslaco          $14,571            Equipment

Comal County            $14,098            Equipment

City of Seguin            $10,247            Information technology____

Total   $ 4,215,280                

In addition, the city of Longview has received a $165,553 grant under the DOJ's Partners in Prevention program to support community policing activities.

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