FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2007
Schumer Announces Over $335,000 Coming To Village Of Baldwinsville
Funds are Part of $14.8 Million in Grants Given to 152 Law Enforcement Agencies in 36 States by the Department of Justice
Funds Will be Used to Improve Security at Schools and on School Grounds
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $335,500 is coming to the Village of Baldwinsville from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), under their Secure Our Schools program. COPS has released $14.8 million in grants to 152 local law enforcement agencies to enhance school safety in 36 states. The Village of Baldwinsville will use these funds to improve security at schools and on school grounds.
“When it comes to protecting our children, we need to be tough on crime and smart on prevention,” Schumer said. “Because students spend so much of their time in a school environment, keeping them safe must always be a top priority. This money will allow Baldwinsville to make necessary improvements to make our students feel safe and secure.”
Secure Our Schools is one of several COPS initiatives to enhance school safety. COPS has provided nearly $930 million to state and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train more than 6,300 school resource officers. COPS also funds school safety training, and has published several technical assistance guides to help law enforcement agencies effectively address specific school and youth violence issues.
In addition, COPS supports innovative community policing initiatives, funds the purchase of crime fighting technology, and provides training and technical assistance resources. Since 1995, COPS has invested $12.4 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring of more than 117,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training, technical assistance, conferences and webcasts.