09.10.04

Schumer: Over $100,000 Coming To St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department

Police Department will use funds to buy police equipment, crime fighting technology and invest in police trainingSchumer was one of the original authors of 1994 Crime Bill that created the COPS grant program

US Senator Charles Schumer, author of the 1994 Crime Bill, today announced that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department will receive over $100,000 in a federal grant under the bills Community Oriented Policing Services' (COPS) Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP). The money will be used to purchase police equipment, crime fighting technology systems, and training.

Police officers may now be on the front lines of the war on terrorism, but they're still on the front lines of the war on crime," Schumer said. "In order to combat crime effectively, police departments must have the equipment and manpower to reach every corner of every neighborhood. This funding will help ensure that they have the resources to help make that happen."

The police department will use the $101,625 grant to purchase uniforms, computers, radios and also train their officers. The program funds are awarded to improve the law enforcement infrastructure and community policing practices in Native American communities. TRGP covers a maximum federal share of 75% of total project costs, including in this case, basic law enforcement training and equipment, vehicles, and technology. The program also includes a local cash match requirement of 25% of total project costs.



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