September 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $40,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For The Village Of Hempstead In Nassau County

Funding for Village of Hempstead Police Department Will Help Improve Law Enforcement Services, Keep Families Safe

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $39,147 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the Village of Hempstead. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to purchase surveillance equipment to support safety initiatives and improve the Village of Hempstead Police Department.

“This federal funding is great news for the Village of Hempstead,” said Schumer. “This investment will help make streets and neighborhoods safer for children, families and seniors. When it comes to protecting our citizens, we must be tough and smart and this new surveillance equipment for the Hempstead Police Department will do just that.”

“By improving the Hempstead Police Department’s services, overall safety within our neighborhoods will be enhanced,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This investment in surveillance equipment will help the department run more efficiently and better protect and serve the community, creating a better environment for families in the Hempstead area.”

“The Village of Hempstead is truly thankful for the tireless advocacy of our community from Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand,” said Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. “The recognition and funding on a federal level will further support our dedication towards improving safety in Hempstead through the improvement of our police surveillance program. This is a big step towards ensuring an improved quality of life for our residents and local businesses.”

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.