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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant – 2014

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The Richmond Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to enhance our equipment, training and support to provide better service to our community are applying for Federal funds by way of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Funds requested through this grant will greatly enhance our goal of providing the best professional service to our citizens by acquiring much needed equipment and high level training in the following areas: The Madison County Sheriff will be applying for funds to assist in the purchase of a police vehicle to increase crime prevention and law enforcement patrol efforts. The Richmond Police Department will use their funds to purchase weapon lights and holsters which will allow officers to have a free hand in low light or no light situations.

This equipment is an investment in the infrastructure of The Richmond Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They will provide long-term benefits and assist in stabilizing local budgets and possibly avoid in reduction of essential services.

Any public comments are welcome concerning our request for federal funds. The guidelines for spending these federal funds must address crime through provision of services, helping to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Law Enforcement Agencies in Madison County

Any comments, please contact Major Robert Mott, Richmond Police Dept., 859-623-1162, or Tommy Reynolds, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 859-623-1511.

This announcement was presented to the public, the Madison County Fiscal Court and the Richmond City Commission on May 1, 2014.