WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that $226,196 in federal funding has been awarded to the Gallia County Sherriff’s Office under the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Program. The funds, which were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to reduce drug related crime.
“These funds ensure that Gallia County has access to important resources necessary to keep communities safe,” Brown said. “Improving our law enforcement and crime prevention efforts is essential to maintaining the well-being of all Ohioans.”
The economic downturn has caused counties to slash funding for critical law enforcement programs. These recovery funds will invest in strengthening drug related crime prevention and response.
The Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Program supports rural efforts to fight crime and establishes national programs to provide training tailored to rural law enforcement departments.