The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Cops, courts and fires

September 3, 2013

Police Department receives more than $19,000 in federal funding

Chief: Funding will be for upgrades including tasers

ANDERSON — U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett presented city officials with more than $19,000 in funding for local law enforcement upgrades on Tuesday.

“The fact that I am a repeat visitor is telling you something,” Hogsett said.

Hogsett awarded Police Chief Larry Crenshaw and Mayor Kevin Smith with a check for $19,971 from the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

In 2012, the Anderson Police Department received $20,599 from the same grant.

“In this day and age when federal, state and local funds are a premium the fact that Anderson has received this grant repeatedly — even in tight fiscal times says something about the department,” Hogsett said.

The grant, which is a leading source of federal justice funding for state and local jurisdictions, was created in honor of New York City Police Officer Edward Byrne who was assassinated in 1988 by a violent drug gang. Bryne, 22, was guarding the home of a witness at the time of his death.

The program is administered by the Department of Justice and is intended to be flexible and allow municipalities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for new initiatives, technical assistance, training, equipment, and supplies and many other purposes.

Crenshaw said the department plans to use the funds for upgrades including new tasers.

“This is very instrumental for our long-term projects,” Crenshaw said. “We are very happy to receive this check.”

Text Only
Cops, courts and fires
  • Arrest Log: July 26 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Thursday and Friday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 25, 2014

  • County doctor arrested on drug charges

    A Fishers doctor with ties to Pendleton was arrested Friday in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid of numerous doctor’s office in central Indiana.

    July 25, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 25 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Wednesday and Thursday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 25, 2014

  • Accident.jpg Second person dies following Ind. 9 accident

    A second person has died from injuries following an accident Wednesday on Ind. 9. Clayton Crumley, 21, died at IU Health Methodist Hospital, officials said Thursday.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brown awarded $25,200 settlement A federal jury issued a split verdict in the discrimination case filed by Jack Brown against the city of Anderson that alleged violations of his free speech rights and the American Disabilities Act.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 24 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 24, 2014

  • Appeals Court: Pendleton prison worker harassed Indiana's prison agency forced a former female employee to work in a hostile environment at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, a federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled.

    July 23, 2014

  • NWS - HB0724 - Messersmith, Justin Man arrested at fair after witnesses say he battered his son A father was arrested at the Madison County 4-H Fair Tuesday night after witnesses said he went too far in disciplining his 4-year-old son.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: July 23

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ratliff, Jaron Man in violation of probation, new charges A man involved in a May 20 incident where he allegedly eluded police and tried to grab a stun gun from one officer could get up to nine years on a separate suspended charge.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide