DeWine announces ninth round of Violent Crime Reduction Grants

COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that 10 local law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $12.3 million to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime in their communities.

The grants represent the ninth round of the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. To date, Governor DeWine has awarded $58.3 million to 129 Ohio law enforcement agencies as part of this program. Approximately $100 million will be awarded to local law enforcement agencies as part of the grant program in total.

According to the governor’s office, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will receive $37,278.45 to purchase new technology to assist in preventing and investigating incidents of violent crime, including new equipment to effectively document crime scenes and equipment to aid in identifying suspected illegal substances.

“Ohio continues to take proactive steps to support our local law enforcement and make sure they have what they need to combat the spike in crime that’s plaguing communities nationwide,” said DeWine. “With this funding, our police officers, deputies, and prosecutors will have more resources to hold offenders accountable for their crimes and prevent additional crime in the future.”