For Immediate Release
October 6, 2014
CONTACT: Dean M. Kueter, Jr
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released more than $6 million in federal funding for the COPS Anti-Meth Program (CAMP).
The FY 2014 grantees are:
|California Department of Justice||$999,793|
|Indiana State Police||$567,000|
|Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement||$296,972|
|Maine Drug Enforcement Agency at Augusta||$905,102|
|New York State Police||$493,656|
|North Carolina Department of Public Safety||$302,851|
|Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drug Control||$217,400|
|Tennessee Bureau of Investigation||$631,522|
|Virginia Department of State Police||$621,970|
|State of West Virginia||$1,000,000|
Ronald L. Davis, COPS Office Director said, “The production and use of meth is a serious threat to the health and safety of our communities. I am pleased to make $6 million available to help state law enforcement agencies fight the abuse of this highly addictive drug.”
CAMP is a competitive grant program designed with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. CAMP funding must be used to locate or investigate illicit activities, including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers.
The COPS Office is a federal agency responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. Since 1995, COPS has awarded over $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of approximately 125,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training, and technical assistance.
For additional information about COPS, please visit www.cops.usdoj.gov.