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Grant Funding Would Help Salisbury Fight Gun Violence and Crime

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SALISBURY, Md.– The city of Salisbury is working to accept two grants totaling nearly $250,000, which will be used to support law enforcement to fight crime, specifically gun violence. During a work session Thursday night, the city council reviewed the resolutions for each grant, which would come through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

The first grant totals $208,000 and includes funds for salaries, fringe benefits, and travel expenses for a Safe Streets coordinator/crime data analyst, overtime for law enforcement support for overt and covert operations. It also would help pay the Wicomico County State’s Attorney community prosecutor’s salary among other things.

The second grant totals $34,500 and would fund the Salisbury Police Department’s “Salary Support” program for special patrols to reduce gun-related crimes. It will enable patrols to target areas in the city most affected by gun crimes and wanted offenders with gun-related charges.

Both grants were awarded to the Salisbury Police Department. The resolutions for each grant is expected to be signed either by the end of the month or sometime in September. 

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