Durbin Announces A More Than $100,000 Investment in Illinois Community And Law Enforcement Safety
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $100,000 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants to the communities of Aurora, Naperville and Urbana to support local law enforcement officers.
“Making sure our nation’s law enforcement officers are equipped with the best tools to fulfill their duties safeguards the security of the communities they serve,” Durbin said.
The following Illinois communities will receive funding:
- Aurora, Illinois will receive $78,314 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding to purchase equipment and update a training program.
- Naperville, Illinois will receive $10,222 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding to purchase tracking devices and Narcan kits. The project goals are to enhance public safety and reduce substance abuse throughout the county.
- Urbana, Illinois will receive $14,832 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding to enhance officer and public safety.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, named in honor of a young police officer who was killed while on duty, is administered by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The grants are awarded to states and units of local government to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the justice system.
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