Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $32,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For City Of Troy

Aug 5, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,618 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the City of Troy. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to support safety initiatives to improve the Troy Police Department. More specifically, funding will be used to support overtime pay, to increase police visibility as well as to enhance investigative capabilities.

“When it comes to protecting the residents of the City of Troy, we must be tough, smart, and prepared,” said Senator Schumer. “Making sure the brave men and women that serve in our police departments have the resources they need to continue their important work has always been a top priority of mine. This investment will be used to improve the police department’s investigative capabilities and, therefore, help to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.”

“This is a great investment for Troy,” Senator Gillibrand said. “By improving the Troy Police Department’s services, overall safety within our neighborhoods will be enhanced, creating a better environment for our families.”

“This grant will be used to improve public safety in the City of Troy,” said Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia. “It will provide the Troy Police Department with additional resources in our continuing efforts to make this community a better place to live, do business and raise a family.”

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. The goal of the program is to increase crucial law enforcement services as well as to improve and enhance services for victims and witnesses.