[Millville, MA] – On Monday, November 23rd, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas Turco announced that more than 160 law enforcement agencies will receive $4.6 million in federal grant funding made possible through the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. These grants will provide access to equipment and strengthen training, crime prevention, and enforcement initiatives across the Commonwealth.
The JAG program is the leading source of criminal justice funding awarded by the Department of Justice to state and local jurisdictions. Local police departments, sheriffs, and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) received a combined $4.6 million in funding for several needs, including protective equipment and communications infrastructure.
Representative Soter announced that the Millville Police Department received $39,000 from this round of funding. The Department intends on using the funds to purchase fourteen new tasers, a training course, and two Panasonic Toughbook CF33 mobile data terminals.
Soter commented, “With these funds, the Millville Police Department will be able to make significant equipment upgrades to ensure the safety of residents and officers alike. The JAG program has supported the Commonwealth’s law enforcement personnel for many years. I’m pleased to announce funding for Millville.”
Representative Soter continues to work hand in hand with town officials and public safety officers in his district to pursue grant opportunities like this one.