$137,447 donated to Project Safe Neighborhoods

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$137,447 donated to Project Safe Neighborhoods

Morning Journal – Lorain and Elyria police departments will be receiving extra funds to help keep the neighborhoods safe, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office.

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $137,447 to help maintain Project Safe Neighborhoods in Northern Ohio.

“Local law enforcement agencies deserve the resources needed to reduce crime and keep Ohio communities safe. Protecting our families and neighborhoods from gun and gang crime should be a top priority,” Brown said. “These new federal resources are critical to empowering local law enforcement officers with the tools needed to do their jobs safely,” Brown said.

Project Safe Neighborhood is a national program that looks to reduce both gun and gang crimes.

The project is planning to take every available means to create a safer neighborhood through heightened federal, state and local law enforcement. The United States Attorney in the federal judicial district will lead this program.

Training will be done in correlation with the Northern Ohio Violent Crime Consortium and U.S. Marshals Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

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