Montgomery County Wins $160K Public Safety Grant
The award was among $6.3 million given to Maryland's state and local governments by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Montgomery County has been awarded $159,701 in federal funding earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Justice grant is one in a $6.3 million bundle given to the state, county, and local governments of Maryland.
The county's share will be used to install a system that can deliver video intelligence wirelessly to commanders and operational personnel in an emergency and to develop the capability to share that data with other law enforcement agencies.
The grant funding is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. Money from the program is used to pay for law enforcement, prosecutions, education, drug treatment, and technology improvements.
Neighboring Prince George's County received a total of $432,311, while Baltimore topped the list with $762,900.