City to receive $11,004 grant funding to build tactical team
ENNIS - U.S. Senator John Cornyn – R announced the city of Ennis will receive a grant for $11,004 from the Department of Justice to help prevent crime based on their needs and conditions.
Cornyn, a member or the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the funding will come through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Program.
"These funds will equip local law enforcement with the necessary resources to crack down on crime in the area," said Cornyn.
"Having the proper tools to fight crime is critical to keeping our communities safe and I applaud the local leaders for working to secure this funding."
City of Ennis will use the funds to acquire essential law enforcement equipment, including new armor and weapons allowing them to add a second full Tactical Unit team.
The JAG Program allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions.
Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support and information systems for criminal justice.