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Salisbury Receives Fourth Safe Streets Grant

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SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury Safe Streets will receive $280,227 from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, which will help provide funding for the violent crime reduction program for another year, Mayor Jim Ireton announced Wednesday.

This latest grant money will fund Salisbury Safe Streets for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

The O'Malley/Brown administration's total commitment to the Salisbury Safe Streets program has been $1,294,636 over the past 3 ½ years, Ireton said.

According to Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan, through the Safe Streets violent crime reduction model the city has created working partnerships through all levels of government, with the private sector, faith-based communities and neighborhood associations. 

"These partnerships provide law enforcement with a broad spectrum of resources to fight crime more efficiently while reducing the fear of crime in our neighborhoods," Duncan said. "Our economic prosperity here in Salisbury and Wicomico County is inextricably linked to our crime rate.  With this round of grant funding from the Governor's Office, law enforcement remains focused on continued efforts to reduce violent crime while improving the quality of life for the entire Salisbury community.

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