James City County Police Department Receives Target Law Enforcement Grant
Date: December 8, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephanie Williams-Ortery, Grants Administrator
Phone: (757) 259-5173
James City County Police Department is in receipt of a $900 grant from Target’s Law Enforcement Grant Program. Through this grant, the Department will purchase supplies for the Community Services Unit’s crime prevention and education services for youth, such as “Your Friend, the Police Officer” activity books.
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 companies like Target. During a time when Public Safety Departments are facing budget constraints throughout the Country, we are grateful for the support of local merchants. In addition, we commend Target for their dedication to the community, as well as, seeking partnerships with local law enforcement agencies.
A resolution to accept the grant will go before the Board of Supervisors of James City County, Virginia on December 9, 2008.