August 18, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $216,522 in Funding Support Law to Support Law Enforcement Jobs in Kanawha County

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that Charleston Police Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office will receive $216,522 to help pay officers overtime and purchase in-car video cameras. 

“Our law enforcement officers have a very tough job, and providing them with the equipment and support they need to do their jobs is incredibly important,” said Senator Joe Manchin. “I am pleased that these funds will help pay for the tools our officers need to crack down on drug abuse, root out crime, and keep our communities safe.” 

“Police officers put their lives on the line every day to keep our neighborhoods, homes and businesses safe,” said Senator Rockefeller.  “Giving them the tools they need to do their jobs well and safely is a priority and I am happy to support COPS, Byrne JAG, and other programs that provide law enforcement officers with the equipment and resources they need to carry out their brave work.”

This funding comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program (JAG), which supports a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime.