Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $260,000 in grants to counties and cities throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement.
Grant recipients include:
- Anderson County will receive $85,750 to upgrade the Sheriff’s Department communications system.
- Darlington County will receive $35,446 to support and expand the Automated Incident Report Writing System. This system allows deputies to process incident data into a laptop and then download the data into the main server at the Sheriff’s Office.
- Fairfield County will receive $25,284 to purchase equipment including in-car video cameras and hand held recorders.
- Williamsburg County will receive $23,764 to purchase a fingerprint image capture machine.
- Darlington will receive $13,162 to purchase equipment including tasers, handguns, and a trailer to transport crime scene equipment.
- Lake City will receive $15,562 to purchase equipment for law enforcement activities in the areas of narcotics interdiction and enforcement, first responders to tactical situations, narcotics high risk interdiction, and line operations of patrol officers.
- Sumter will receive $63,090 to purchase an in-car digital video system.
All grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.