Pubdate: Wed, 22 May 2002
Source: State, The (SC)
Copyright: 2002 The State
Author: Clif LeBlanc


About a dozen state and local law enforcement agencies have received $1.7 
million in federal grants to help fight trouble in schools, domestic 
violence and even terrorism.

The money from the U.S. Justice Department ranges from $15,000 for 
equipment for the Richland County ambulance service to $475,000 for the 
Lexington County Sheriff's Department to use on a drug lab and a countywide 
narcotics task force.

Here's a list of the rest of the grants, announced Monday by Gov. Jim Hodges:

. About $359,000 for the state Corrections Department to use on a 
centralized jail information system and to help fight drugs in prison;

. About $332,000 for the state Public Safety Department to use for advance 
drug-enforcement training, drug-detection dogs and its terrorism response unit;

. About $149,000 for the State Law Enforcement Division's high-tech crime unit;

. About $110,000 for the Richland County Sheriff's Department to expand its 
forensic lab;

. About $47,000 for the Elgin Police Department for school resource officers;

. About $40,100 for the Irmo Police Department for its anti-drug program;

. About $39,000 for the state Department of Natural Resources to improve 
its criminal justice database;

. About $39,000 for the Lexington Police Department for a child and elderly 
abuse and domestic violence detective;

. About $20,500 for the West Columbia Police Department to use for 
responding to terrorism;

. About $16,100 for the Springdale Police Department's records management 
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