Loebsack Announces Nearly $20,000 for Local Law Enforcement in Clinton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 11:50

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the law enforcement agencies in Clinton will receive $19,812 to support their efforts to prevent crime, keep our families and communities safe, and keep drugs off the streets. The funds come from the Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program, which is the only source of federal funding for multi-jurisdictional drug task forces that work to prevent, fight and prosecute drug-related and violent crime. The funding will be shared by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton Police Department and will be used to replace gas masks and accessories to help local law enforcement keep our communities safe and for drug intervention tactics.

“I have met with our local law enforcement officers many times, and have always been impressed with their dedication to protecting our communities and keeping our streets drug free,” said Loebsack. “I have long been a supporter of Byrne JAG because it supports law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep Iowa families safe. I will continue to fight to ensure that Iowa’s law enforcement officers have the resources they need and are well equipped to serve our communities.”

In 2008, Loebsack led the successful bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives to prevent Byrne JAG from being eliminated and has long been a strong supporter of this program.  That effort was supported by the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition, the National Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association and the National District Attorney’s Association, amongst others.

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