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Star For Immediate Release
October 6, 2014

CONTACT: Dean M. Kueter, Jr
(202) 305-5012


COPS Office Awards Nearly $6 Million for Anti-Methamphetamine Programs

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.

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