WASHINGTON, D.C.—New federal resources have been awarded to Lorain County to protect children from predators, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) provides resources to law enforcement agencies to establish and enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters and to enforce state sex offender registration laws.

“Keeping our children safe from danger is at the forefront of every parent’s mind,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department work together with state and federal law enforcement officers to locate and apprehend sexual predators and help keep our kids out of harm’s way.”

CSPP aims to support community policing initiatives throughout the United States by promoting partnerships between law enforcement, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the U.S. Marshals Service, and other community partners to collectively reduce and prevent child endangerment by sexual predators.

The grant to the Lorain County Sheriff’s office totals $426,467. The letter from Brown can be found here.