Federal Funds for Local Law Enforcement
Oct. 18, 2012: Congresswoman Marcy
Kaptur has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
has awarded federal funding for Lucas County and the City of
Toledo to purchase bulletproof vests for officers. DOJ also
awarded funding to help Lucas County cover costs incurred for
incarcerating undocumented immigrants.
“It is vitally important that our law
enforcement personnel have the equipment and support they need
to protect our communities and I am pleased to announce federal
support for our hard working officers,” said Kaptur.
Funding to purchase bulletproof vests
is made available through the Bulletproof Vest Partnership
Program, which provides matching grants for local law
enforcement to purchase bulletproof and armored vests. Lucas
County was awarded $5,553.27 to purchase 85 vests. The City of
Toledo was awarded $10,128.60 to purchase 145 vests.
According to Rep. Kaptur’s press
release, funding for costs incurred for incarcerating
undocumented immigrants is made available through the State
Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which is administered in
conjunction with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) and Citizenship and Immigration Services at
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Lucas County was awarded $14,710 from
the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.