Two Eastern NC Agencies Awarded Crime Fighting Grants PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 November 2020 08:31
Two agencies received a combined $403,972.00 in Department of Justice grants to fight and prevent violent crime in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of more than $458 million in funding to support state, local and tribal law enforcement efforts to combat violent crime in the United States.
In Eastern North Carolina, the following agencies received funding from this round of grants: 
·                     Henderson Police Department $215,919 FY 20 Crime Gun Intelligence Center
·                     North Carolina Gang Investigators Association $188,053 FY20 Project Safe Neighborhoods EDNC
 “These two grants are critical to our ongoing effort to ‘Take Back North Carolina’ from the violent criminals, drug traffickers and gangs plaguing many of our communities.”  Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina commented.  “Law enforcement in Henderson has been a strong partner with the Department of Justice for the last three years as the work to rid that community of those who use and carry guns illegally.  Funding for their Crime Gun Intelligence Center will help them to further strengthen their efforts and to know how guns are being used or by who.  And funds for the Gang Investigation Association add resources to an organization that is laser focused on one of our most wide-spread crime problems and illegal gang activity.”
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