COLUMBUS – State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) highlights that $8.5 million will be awarded to various law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio. The funding will come from the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program.
“As a former police officer, I understand the necessity of taking measures to combat violent crime,” Abrams said. “I appreciate the commitment from the Governor’s office to improving our law enforcement agencies, and I am very pleased to see this program come to fruition.”
Abrams, who recently received the Fraternal Order of Police’s Legislator of the Year Award, supports the program in its efforts to aid local law enforcement agencies in their various violent crime reduction initiatives, such as officer retention, training, or recruiting.
“I am and always have been pro-law enforcement, and I am proud to support legislation that enhances and supports our wonderful agencies across the state,” Abrams added.
Abrams supported HB 110, the state operating budget, which is funding this program. In total, the program will award nearly $100 million to local law enforcement agencies.
So far, this program has awarded funding to 119 law enforcement agencies throughout the state through six rounds. The $8.5 million in awards from the most recent round of funding will go to 21 separate agencies.