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 $454,000 in grants to counties throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement.
Grant recipients include:
- Berkeley County will receive $89,494 to provide equipment and training for the Special Response Teams, the Investigative Division, School Resource Officers, the Uniform Patrol Division, and the K-9 Unit.
- Beaufort County will receive $75,172 to purchase and implement a Reverse 911 Notification System that will enable the county to notify citizens of various situations including severe weather, hazardous material exposure, terror alerts, Amber alerts, and other situations deemed necessary by the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department.
- Charleston County will receive $95,255 to purchase video cameras, digital cameras, and flight helmets for Sheriff’s department helicopter pilots. In addition, the funds will be used to pay a salary in the Solicitor’s office.
- Greenwood County will receive $85,573 and will share the grant evenly with the City of Greenwood. The County will use the funds to upgrade equipment for first responders. The City will use funds to improve law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities provided to the local community.
- Orangeburg County will receive $109,217 to purchase surveillance equipment, patrol unit equipment, and desktop computers.
All grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.