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:

Recipient

Amount

Project

FlorenceCrittenton of South Carolina

(CharlestonCounty)

$200,000

To provided psychiatric services to at-risk pregnant teens

Bamberg County Sheriff's Department

$400,000

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

City of Manning

(ClarendonCounty)

$200,000

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

St. Matthews Police Department (CalhounCounty)

$200,000

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

RichlandCounty

$250,000

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

$250,000

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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