The Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program has awarded the City of Monroe $17,058.
“Our police and first responders need every resource possible to do their job and maintain safety and order on our streets,” Congressmen Larry Kissell said in a news release. “This funding will help keep our communities safe and secure and our law enforcement prepared and protected. I’ll continue to fight to bring every penny of our hard-earned tax dollars back home to help our area prosper.”
The grant will purchase traffic enforcement equipment to reduce accident throughout the city.
“This is great news,” said Monroe Mayor Bobby Kilgore. “We appreciate all that Congressman Kissell has done for us here in Monroe.”
The Union County Sheriff’s Office received a similar grant to improve law enforcement effectiveness in the county, Kissell announced last week.
The Justice Assistant Grant Program supports local governments’ solutions to each community’s particular issues.