Durbin, Bustos Announce Law Enforcement Grants For Rockford & Peoria
DOJ Edward Byrne Memorial JAG awards will help give local law enforcement the tools they need to keep communities safe
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Today, Congresswoman U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the City of Rockford and the City of Peoria will be receiving Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Details are below.
- The City of Rockford will receive a $196,685 JAG award that will be used by local law enforcement to purchase equipment.
- The City of Peoria will receive an $87,590 JAG award that will be used for law enforcement purposes and to purchase equipment.
“Today’s funding is an investment in the safety and security of Illinois communities. Ensuring that our nation’s law enforcement officers are equipped with the tools they need to fulfill their duties is an investment in both their safety and in the safety of the communities they serve,” Durbin said.
“Starting out my journalism career covering the cop beat at the Quad-City Times, and being married to someone who has dedicated his life to serving and protecting others, has given me a firsthand look into the sacrifices law enforcement officers make to keep our communities and families safe,” said Bustos. “Today’s grants will help give local law enforcement the tools they need to make our region’s streets and neighborhoods safer for children and families and our communities even better places to live and work.”
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states and units of local government to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions.
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