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Public Safety News
United States Senator John Cornyn
News Release
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cornyn Announces Baytown to Receive Grant to Help Prevent Crime
Funding will help local law enforcement officials keep community safe, Cornyn says

WASHINGTON—The City of Baytown will receive a grant of $29,818 from the Department of Justice to help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Tuesday. The funding comes through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).

“These funds will equip local law enforcement with the necessary resources to crack down on crime in the area,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Having the proper tools to fight crime is critical to keeping our communities safe, and I applaud the local leaders for working to secure this funding.”

The city of Baytown will use the JAG funds to support current law enforcement programs, computerized firearms training simulations, and law enforcement overtime directed toward neighborhood patrols.

The JAG Program allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.

Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees.  He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.




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