State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) announces the Dayton Police Department is being awarded $4.58 million from the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Plummer supported the measure through legislation last year.
“As the former Montgomery County Sheriff, curbing crime and protecting our residents has always been a priority of mine,” Plummer said. “I was proud to be a big part of the process creating this violent crime reduction grant, and I look forward to seeing these funds put to good use to address crime and safety issues throughout Dayton.”
Last year Plummer cosponsored and voted to support House Bill 110, known as the state operating budget that included the crime reduction grant program. Additionally, Plummer sat on both the House Finance Committee and the Conference Committee that oversaw the historic legislation.
The funding will be used for retention and hiring bonuses to help maintain current law enforcement staffing levels, recruit new officers and continue ongoing public safety services to prevent and investigate violent crime.