Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mobile Crime Watch gets $75,000 from county

After hearing that programs might get cut or budgets slashed, Northeast's Mobile Crime Watch this week was told it was getting a major boost in funding from the county.

On Monday, County Legislators and members of COMBAT approved a plan that would give the area crime watch group nearly $75,000 to help fund programs and projects throughout Northeast.

The grant, which is $51,000 more than what the county gave to the Mobile Crime Watch last year, came from the county's COMBAT program.

Officials with the crime watch said the money would be used to help publish bi-lingual crime prevention materials and bolster community involvement programs through the Whatsoever Community Center and other organizations.