Marion to receive grant for more than $10,000 from Dept. of Justice | News
MARION, IL (KFVS) - Senator Dick Durbin announced Friday the Department of Justice has awarded a total of $4,146,115 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants to 13 Illinois cities to support local law enforcement officers.
One of the cities, Marion, was awarded $10,265 to buy in-car video systems and for salaries.
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. 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.
Other cities to receive funding include:
- Aurora, Illinois: $88,536 to buy global positioning systems and surveillance cameras, as well as support training costs
- Bloomington, Illinois: $49,307 to buy updated equipment and provide training to personnel
- Champaign, Illinois: $77,093 to buy equipment such as fingerprint systems, electronic message boards, a police cruiser and fuel, and other items that support the project's goal of increasing essential law enforcement services
- Chicago, Illinois: $3,160,745 to buy a variety of equipment as well as police cruisers. Funds will also be used to support personnel costs
- Danville, Illinois: $30,329 to buy tasers and support overtime costs
- Decatur, Illinois: $52,749 for overtime purposes for sheriff's deputies and police officers
- East St. Louis, Illinois: $201,260 to buy police vehicles, computers, and surveillance equipment
- Naperville, Illinois: $10,637 to buy alcohol monitoring and computer server equipment
- Peoria, Illinois: 95,824 to buy police cruisers and equipment to support a computer software reporting system
- Rockford, Illinois: $203,307 to buy mobile data computers, upgrade software, and provide training for personnel
- Springfield, Illinois: $137,874 to buy police cruisers and SUVS, as well as the necessary equipment to outfit the vehicles
- Waukegan, Illinois: $28,189 to provide education and training to the community, as well as to purchase forensic software and hardware
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