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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hogsett Presents Floyd County Law Enforcement With Grant Of More Than $12,000

NEW ALBANY – Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, presented Floyd County law enforcement with a check for $12,011 this morning as part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The award was accepted by Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills.

"Law enforcement here in Floyd County and across the state is tireless in their work to keep the Southern Indiana area safe and secure," Hogsett said. "But in these tight fiscal times, we should all welcome any opportunity to return federal dollars back in this community to make these efforts even stronger."

Hogsett said the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant is a federal program designed to support local law enforcement programs across the country. Administered by the Department of Justice, the Byrne Grants are intended to be flexible enough to allow municipalities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions. Among other things, grant funds can be used for new initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, and many other purposes.

"Combating drug trafficking and violent crime is a team sport, and it takes all of us working together to be successful," Hogsett added. "I am happy to be in New Albany to present this award today, and I look forward to continuing our collaborative work toward a safer city, a safer county, and a safer state."

Updated January 26, 2015