The US Attorney’s office has received grants totaling $226,000 to assist local and state law enforcement in fighting gangs.
Kevin McDonald with the US Attorney’s Office says the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will receive more than $75,000. “SLED is using the money for a gang-network conference for the entire state. The Spartanburg Department fo Public Safety will use their $50,000 share to equip a gun-reduction office.”
The grants are being administered by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Office of Justice Program. Project Ceasefire is South Carolina’s implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national federal initiative designed to reduce gun violence.
McDonald says the largest grant will go to Barnwell County. “The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Department will receive a grant for more than $97,000 for a program they call G-Force, where they train officers to reduce gang crime.”