Durbin Announces More Than $14,000 in Federal Funding to Support Community Policing Efforts in Adams County

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $14,409 in funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to support law enforcement efforts and improve community policing in Adams County and Quincy, Illinois. The City of Quincy will use their share of the grant to purchase body worn cameras for their police officers. Adams County will use their portion of the funding to purchase radio equipment for use in the Sheriff’s patrol vehicles.


“This funding is an investment in the safety and security of communities in Quincy and throughout Adams County. Our nation’s law enforcement officers are called upon day after day to serve and protect our residents,” Durbin said. “We must ensure that they are equipped with the best tools possible to do their jobs well, and today’s grant will help meet that goal.”‎


The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, named in memorial 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.