Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Awards More Than $189,000 to Fight Drugs, Drunk Driving and Other Crimes

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 10, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611

Stacy Floden
502-564-9564
 


Grant money for police officers, criminal justice professionals and drug task force in NKY

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Secretary General Norman E. Arflack visited Independence today to award $189,306 in Law Enforcement Service Fee (LSF) and Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) money to the Independence Police Department and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.  The grant money will help protect families against drunk driving, drugs and other crimes.

“Tough talk on crime is not enough – we must be effective,” said Governor Fletcher. “These grants are a step in the right direction, helping officers defend innocent children and protect neighborhoods, friends and families against the blight of illegal drugs.”

“Law enforcement officers witness firsthand how illegal drugs can devastate entire communities,” said Justice Secretary General Norman E. Arflack.  “The Justice & Public Safety Cabinet is dedicated to fighting crime across Kentucky, and these grants will help us do just that.”

The LSF program is state money that will help officers target drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  JAG funding is federal money that will help law enforcement agencies, drug task forces and other criminal justice programs stop the spread of drugs and improve the quality of life in Kentucky.  The General Fund will also provide drug task forces with $2 million over the biennium.  Kentucky currently has 13 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in operation that serve 48 counties across the commonwealth. 

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2007 Law Enforcement Service Fee Awards

AGENCY
PROGRAM
TOTAL
COUNTY
Independence Police Overtime/Equipment
$18,728.00 Kenton

 

2006 Justice Assistance Grants

AGENCY
PROGRAM
COUNTY
TOTAL
Independence Police Department
Independence Police Crime Scene Mapping Grant 2006
Kenton
$9,995.00
Independence Police Department
Independence Police Justice Assistance Grant 2006
Kenton
$9,838.00
Independence Police Department
Independence Police Justice Assistance Grant
Kenton
$9,995.00

 

2006-07 Office of Drug Control Policy

AGENCY PROGRAM TOTAL COUNTY
Northern KY Drug Strike Force Drug Task Force
$142,000.00 Boone, Campbell, Grant, Kenton