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Published: Tuesday, 5/9/2006

Sheriff s office wins Justice Department grant

MONROE The Monroe County Sheriff s Office has been named recipient of an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

The nonmatching grant totaling $17,407 will be used to buy equipment and training materials, Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield said.

The annual grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice since 1998, is a partnership among federal, state, and local government to create safer communities, with an emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders, officials administrating the grant program said.

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