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City of Tallahassee awarded more than $150K to fight crime in community

Wakulla County Sheriff's office also given $19,140
Posted at 3:07 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 15:46:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Department of Justice has awarded the City of Tallahassee more than $150,000 to help fight crime in the city.

The Department of Justice announced the award Thursday, which will give more than $376 million to state, local and tribal law enforcement.

The awards, made by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, include $13,363,425 to support public safety in the Northern District of Florida. The Wakulla County Sheriff's office also received a portion of the awards given to the Northern District.

“The vast majority of law enforcement in our country is conducted at the local level, strongly supported by federal partners. This is especially true in the Northern District of Florida, where we have forged strong partnerships will local agencies, and these grants will strengthen efforts to protect law-abiding citizens across the district,” said Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

The following awards were made to organizations in the Northern District of Florida:

  • City of Tallahassee $153,335
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement - $10,551,399
  • Institute for Intergovernmental Research, Tallahassee - $500,000 and $1,607,819
  • Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office - $19,140
  • Bay County Commission - $25,724
  • City of Gainesville - $106,527
  • City of Panama City - $22,911
  • City of Pensacola - $25,219
  • Escambia County - $114,870
  • Escambia County Commissioners - $168,516
  • Okaloosa County - $39,716
  • Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office - $16,276
  • Walton County Sheriff’s Office - $11,973

For more information about OJP awards, visit the OJP Awards Data webpage.