U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that $952,411 in additional federal funds has been awarded to Maricopa County to fund personnel, equipment, supplies, consultants, and contractors to support probation, prosecution, enforcement, forensic, and prevention programs, with the goal of preventing and controlling crime and increasing officer safety.
The grant funds are supplied by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, according to a press release.
“These funds support the basic operational needs of the county,” stated U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo, in the release. “This grant will enhance Maricopa County’s efforts to reduce crime and increase public safety. We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future law enforcement grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs.”
Additional information about BJA and its programs is available at: https://www.bja.gov/Default.aspx
Information about OJP and its programs can be found at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.