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Woodbridge Shares in Crime Prevention Grant

The shared $96K funding from the federal government is to be used for law enforcement purchases.


will be sharing a $96,249 grant for the purchase of law enforcement equipment and supplies, announced Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6).

New Brunswick - who is using their share of the money for a police vehicle with mobile video and data equipment - is administering the grant, which Woodbridge shares along with Perth Amboy and Edison. 

There was no word on what Woodbridge will be spending their share of the funding. 

"Community safety is of utmost importance," said Pallone in a statement. "At a time when our local law enforcement must cope with difficult funding levels, these federal grants make it possible for towns to support critical crime prevention activities that protect our New Jersey families and communities."

The grants were provided through the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).

JAG grants are awarded to states and units of local government, including tribes, to prevent and control crime. The funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.

Pallone, who is running for reelection, represents the 6th Congressional district, where Woodbridge and other towns will be moved to in January because of population shifts and redistricting in the last census.

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