Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Announces More Than $3.8 Million in Law Enforcement Aid

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 24, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


Grants will help officers fight drugs, impaired driving

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced 79 federal and state grants to police departments, sheriff’s departments and other criminal justice agencies.  The funding, totaling more than $3.8 million, will aid them in protecting their communities against crimes impaired drivers and drugs.

“Law enforcement officers witness firsthand the devastating effects of drug abuse and the tragic consequences of impaired driving,” said Governor Fletcher.  “This grant money will assist our law enforcement officers as they work to keep Kentuckians safe.”

Twenty-one grants were awarded from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet through the Law Enforcement Service Fee program.  This state money will help officers target drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. 

In addition, 58 Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants were also awarded.  This federal money will help law enforcement agencies, drug task forces and other criminal justice programs fight the spread of drug abuse and improve the quality of life in Kentucky communities. 

The awards lists are attached below.


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08.24.2007 Law Enforcement Aid.pdf