DOJ Commits Grants to Safety Projects Reducing Violent Crime

The department also announced five additional cities in the crime prevention federal partnership.

The Department of Justice announced new public safety commitments this month designed to reduce violent crime around the country. The goal is to utilize federal funding and intelligence capabilities to aid local law enforcement agencies. 

The department also announced five new cities that would enter the National Public Safety Partnership as part of the Office of Justice Program’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Knoxville, Tennessee; Minneapolis; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; and Vallejo, California are the cities joining the crime prevention framework that partners municipalities with federal agencies.

“Law enforcement officers across the country are showing up every day to protect their communities in the face of unprecedented challenges,” said Attorney General Garland. “These grants, which support the hiring of more than 1700 new officers and make critical investments in school safety and crisis intervention efforts, will help provide local law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to keep their communities safe, support officers, and build public trust.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Garland as he heads efforts to partner with local law enforcement.
  • For U.S. Justice Department officials as they support public safety projects.
  • For federal, state, and local law enforcement officers as they carry out their duties.

Sources: Department of Justice


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