Donald C. Cudmore, Chief of Police
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Monday, May 11, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Georgetown Police Department Receives $22,150 Grant
GEORGETOWN — Police Chief Donald C. Cudmore is pleased to report that the Georgetown Police Department has received funding from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.
The grant, totaling $22,150, will allow the Department to purchase a Livescan Fingerprint machine. This machine will allow Georgetown Police to provide better quality image printing as well as give them immediate identification confirmation when needed.
“As a public safety agency, the Georgetown Police Department takes pride in utilizing the latest and greatest equipment and technology available,” Chief Cudmore said. “This allows us to better serve the members of our community.”
A total of $1 million was available to municipal law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, to address law enforcement equipment and technology needs.
About the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program:
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, a grant program originating from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The JAG Program is authorized by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and is designed to provide funding to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions.
The JAG Program provides critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; crime victim and witness initiatives; and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.