Department Of Justice Awards More Than $17.5 Million Nationwide To Support Project Safe Neighborhoods
LAS VEGAS – Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada announced today that the Department of Justice has awarded an additional $11,884,392 in grant funding to support public safety efforts across the Silver State. In total, the Department has awarded $33,881,859 to various Nevada entities since September.
“Our office and our state and local partners are grateful to the Department of Justice for continuing to provide resources to better serve our communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Chiou. “We appreciate the commitment demonstrated by the Office of Justice Programs and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to protecting public safety in Nevada.”
From October through December, Nevada entities were awarded the following grants from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its components:
Further, Nevada entities have been awarded the following grants from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office):
OJP provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found here.
The COPS Office is the federal component of the Department of Justice responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. The only Department of Justice agency with policing in its name, the COPS Office was established in 1994 and has been the cornerstone of the nation’s crime fighting strategy with grants, a variety of knowledge resource products, and training and technical assistance. Through the years, the COPS Office has become the go-to organization for law enforcement agencies across the country and continues to listen to the field and provide the resources that are needed to reduce crime and build trust between law enforcement and the communities served. More information about the COPS Office can be found here.