Thursday, June 4, 2015

LPD Receives Funding Grant

Lowell is one of the 27 cities and towns that will receive funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program offered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research (OGR).

Award to:  Lowell Police Department  -   Substance Abuse        -     $ 55,000.00

The JAG Program provides Massachusetts local governments with critical funding for a range of programs that support local law enforcement, including programs for prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.  The round of grants announced  today are specifically aimed at helping local police departments develop programs for the following areas:
  Substance Abuse Enforcement and/or Intervention with an Emphasis on Opioids;
  Youth Violence Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, School Safety, and/or Youth Engagement;
  SMART Policing; and
  Improving Coordinated Responses to Mental Health

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