Salisbury Safe Streets Receives Fifth Year Grant - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Salisbury Safe Streets Receives Fifth Year Grant

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SALISBURY, Md. - A local city has won another grant, for a program aimed at keeping the community safe. The City of Salisbury announced on Thursday, that they will be receiving a grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention for the Salisbury Safe Streets coalition. The $260,000 will be used over the next year, starting July 1st. Over the last four and a half years, the program has received $1,554,636 from the Governor's administration.

Salisbury Police Chief, Barbara Duncan, expressed her gratitude for the additional funds, "We are very pleased to receive another year of Safe Streets funding from Governor O'Malley's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Through the Safe Streets violent crime reduction model we have 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. 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."

Salisbury Mayor, James Ireton, Jr., "It is impossible to express the thanks to our officers and our Safe Streets partners for this progress. That GOCCP chose to fund our coalition again is testament to the work of Chief Duncan, Sheriff Lewis, States Attorney Maciarello and all our partners. We continue to work to
reduce our Part 1 numbers with a goal of fewer than 2000 for 2014. We celebrate this work, and the huge impact they have on the perception of our city."

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, we'll have more details tonight at 6 PM on 47 ABC.

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