James City County Police Department Receives Grant from Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg
Date: November 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephanie Williams-Ortery, Grants Administrator
Phone: (757) 259-5173
James City County Police Department is in receipt of a $500 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg. Through this grant, the Department will purchase supplies for the Community Services Unit’s crime prevention and education services for youth.
Educating children in the community on the importance of safety, substance abuse prevention, and other crime prevention activities are an ongoing objective of the Police Department, coordinated through the Community Services Unit. Officers attend numerous community safety day events, regularly scheduled school presentations and lessons, and other public informational programs throughout the course of the year. Officers also conduct several bike rodeos for communities and businesses, as well as, go into the schools to reach youth. Further, Officers provide educational literature and information at other events, such as our County Fair. During all these events, some form of crime prevention and safety education is provided, and educational literature is distributed to thousands of the County’s youth annually.
The Department is appreciative of the continued support of local organizations like the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg. During a time when Public Safety Departments are facing budget constraints throughout the Country, we are grateful for the support of these local organizations. In addition, we commend the members of the Kiwanis for their dedication to the community.
A resolution to accept the grant will go before the Board of Supervisors of James City County, Virginia on November 25, 2008.