Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the award of 36 community policing grants in support of his “Policing in the 21st Century” Initiative. The grants were approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board at a meeting on December 8 in Richmond. The grants will support training and equipment to enhance the recipient agencies’ community inclusive policing efforts. Money for the grants will come from federal funds awarded to the Commonwealth from the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
Chief Kilbourne reports that Pennington Gap Police Department is one of 36 Communities to receive Policing in the 21st Century Grant. This grant will be used to establish Neighborhood and Business Watch groups in the Town of Pennington Gap, as well as a forming a Bicycle Patrol division within the Police Department.
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