Congressman Clyburn Announces Funding for Sixth District Law Enforcement Projects

Nov 23, 2004

(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn has secured $1.5 million to fund law enforcement projects in the Sixth Congressional District.    These appropriations were included in the Justice Department Appropriations that passed Congress as part of the Omnibus Bill on Saturday.  The projects include:




FlorenceCrittenton of South Carolina



To provided psychiatric services to at-risk pregnant teens

Bamberg County Sheriff's Department


To implement a records management system and update computer and communication equipment

City of Manning



To implement an effective communication network among police agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services and public service organizations

St. Matthews Police Department (CalhounCounty)


To hire and train additional officers to stem the growing rate of methamphetamine trafficking and abuse 



For the ScoutReach program, coordinated by the Sheriff's Department and the Columbia Housing Authority, to prevent gangs in high-risk neighborhoods

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice


To modernize the network for South Carolinalaw enforcement, the courts, and the DJJ to share information from juveniles who are served by the agency


"These are all critical programs to the communities they serve throughout the Sixth District," Congressman Clyburn said.  "This $1.5 million in federal funds will help at-risk youth, improve law enforcement's effectiveness, and fight the spread of methamphetamines - all worthy and necessary efforts."

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