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Sheriff's department, Hagerstown police to share grant money

September 14, 2005|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Hagerstown Police Department will split a $39,568 crime control grant.

Each department will receive $19,784 through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

The Hagerstown Police Department will use the JAG money to pay for overtime for law enforcement efforts in CSAFE areas of Hagerstown, according to information provided by the county.

The Sheriff's Department will use the money to support traffic enforcement initiatives, crime prevention patrols (in response to specific crimes, threats or holiday events) and to buy equipment, software or other technology improvements, according to county information.

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