Schumer Announces Over $12,000 For City Of Kingston Crime Control And Prevention
Kingston and Ulster County Will Use Federal Funds to Purchase New Law Enforcement Equipment
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that $12,520 has been awarded to the City of Kingston to be shared with the County of Ulster by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Kingston and Ulster County will use the federal funds to purchase important crime prevention and protection equipment for the Emergency Services Unit of Ulster County.
"When it comes to protecting our citizens, we need to be tough on crime and smart on prevention," Senator Schumer said. "These much needed funds will help bring quality equipment and firstrate technology to the City of Kingston and Ulster County, so families can live safely and comfortably."
Kingston and Ulster County will use the federal funds to purchase 28 personal ballistic helmets and one ballistic bunker for the Emergency Services Unit of Ulster County. The Emergency Services Unit consists of members of various law enforcement agencies throughout Ulster County.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; and 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
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