The state of New York is set to give nearly $1 million in grants to thirty-one of its law enforcement agencies. The money is going toward reducing, solving and preventing crime, the North Country Gazette said.
The Operation IMPACT Tools grants are to be administered by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). They were made available to 40 upstate counties which participated in the Gun Involved Violence Intervention (GIVE) initiative, rather than Operation IMPACT.
According to the North Country Gazette, IMPACT and GIVE target the 17 counties which make up 80 percent of state crime outside of New York City. Agencies who did not receive funding through IMPACT or GIVE could apply for Tools grants. These grants are meant to encourage information sharing strategies among smaller jurisdictions in order to reduce crime.
As the Gazette reports, the grants total $976,790 and were given to 27 police departments and four sheriffs’ offices in 21 counties. Various agencies in Long Island, Hudson Valley, the Greater Capital Region, North Country, Mohawk Valley/Central New York, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and Western New York received grant money. Click below to see a comprehensive list.