Rahall Announces Funding for Huntington Police

From a Rep. Nick Rahall Release

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-- In Huntington Wednesday to meet with Mayor Steve Williams and law enforcement officials, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) announced the award of $49,000 to assist the Huntington Police Department’s anti-drug and crime-fighting efforts.

“I am pleased to be in Huntington to announce this funding and offer my full support to our law enforcement officials in keeping our streets safe.  Huntington has made great strides in drug and crime control and this funding will help our very able local officers to continue and strengthen that commendable effort,” said Rahall, who was in Huntington with Federal drug control officials to promote local anti-drug strategies.

The new funding was awarded through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, which Rahall has advocated and voted to protect from steep budget cuts in Congress.  The Police Department will use the funds to continue paying overtime for increased community patrols and undercover drug investigations, as well as to purchase forensic cell phone equipmen
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