James City County Police Department Receives Two Grants from the VA Department of Health (VDH), Division of Injury and Violence Prevention
June 7, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephanie Williams-Ortery, Grants Administrator
Phone: (757) 259-5173
James City County Police Department has been awarded a Bicycle Helmet Safety grant from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Division of Injury and Violence Prevention in the amount of $1,000. The funds are to be used for the purchase of youth bicycle helmets for distribution at Bike Rodeos and other Community Services Unit events where bicycle safety education is delivered.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the Department has received the funding from VDH for this project. Through this program, the Department has distributed more than three-hundred (300) helmets and plans to distribute an additional one-hundred helmets (100) through this award.
New this year, the Department has also received funding ($923.74) in support of a Boating Safety project. The funds are to be used for the purchase of life jackets for distribution when the Marine Patrol Officers encounter boaters that have inadequate quantities or improper life jackets appropriate for the passengers on board. Funds will also be used to develop a Boating Safety brochure which will include life jacket information to be distributed by the Marine Patrol while on routine maritime patrol and throughout the community, as deemed beneficial.
James City County Police Department is appreciative of the continued support of VDH and looks forward to providing safety education to the County’s bicyclists and boaters through these worthy projects.