Ohio Awards More than $540,000 in Justice Assistance Grants for Law Enforcement

(COLUMBUS) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has announced federal grant funding to support local law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.

OCJS is awarding 56 local law enforcement agencies a total of more than $541,249 in Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program funding to support training, personnel, and equipment needs.

“We are deeply committed to providing the tools needed to keep our communities and citizens safe through providing needed equipment and other resources to local law enforcement agencies,” said said OCJS Executive Director Karhlton Moore.

The awards support enhancements and updates to communication devices such as mobile radios, body-worn cameras, and in-car cameras for law enforcement agencies. Fingerprint technology was also awarded to help make law enforcement more efficient and effective in increasing public safety.

All projects will run Jan. 1 – Sept. 30, 2021.  For a complete list of grant awards, visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov.

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