Friday, May 11, 2012

Voice Your Opinion -> Use of DOJ Grant Funds!

The City of Charlotte will receive $529,135 in funds from the United States Department of Justice under its Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.  The funds are to be used for law enforcement purposes.

The City is required to share a portion of the funds with Mecklenburg County so 25% of the funds ($132,284) will be given to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

The remaining $396,851 will go to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department which plans to use the funds for three purposes:

– Overtime for problem solving activities in the patrol divisions
– Salaries for staff for the Police Activities League’s after school and summer camp programs
– Salaries for 11 police cadet positions

The public has a 30 day opportunity to comment on the proposed use of the funds prior to the application being finalized.  Comments or questions may be directed via e-mail to Darrellyn Kiser.