El Paso Getting $300,000 to Fight Crime


POSTED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:42am

UPDATED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:09pm

EL PASO- A grant of $315,578 will be used in El Paso County to help prevent crime in the community, announced Senator John Cornyn Friday.

The money will be used to purchase a passenger bus for inmate transport, security cameras for detention facilities, software to ensure secured transmission of information on laptops, monitors, computers, and speakerphones for the District Attorney's Office conference rooms, and equipment for investigations.

“These funds will equip local law enforcement with the necessary resources to crack down on crime in the area,” said Senator Cornyn. “Having the proper tools to fight crime is critical to keeping our communities safe, and I applaud the local leaders for working to secure this funding.”

The funding comes through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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