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Agreement approved for law enforcement grant

Richard Crowdis Richard Crowdis
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Albany and Dougherty County leaders hope to get a grant to help keep residents safe.

Monday, County Commissioners approved the intergovernmental agreement with the city for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.  They've gotten the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice since 1995.

The Albany Police Department receives 80% of the money. Dougherty County Police and the Sheriff's Office split the rest.

"Hopefully the city and the county will receive another award and we'll be able to get some crime fighting equipment instead of having it paid out of our operating funds," said Richard Crowdis, the Dougherty County administrator.

The amount of the grant varies every year and coincides with the crime analysis.

 

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