AUBURN, AL - The Auburn Police Division has been awarded a $110,500 grant from the United States Department of Justice through their Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office.
The Auburn Police Division was nominated for this grant by the United States Attorney's Office and the United States Marshals Service for the Middle District of Alabama.
The Auburn Police Division is the only law enforcement agency in the state to receive the grant this year.
The Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) grant, as it is known, is designed to reduce and prevent child endangerment and protect communities from sexual predators.
Since 2008 the COPS Office has awarded CSPP grants totaling more than $32 million to 73 agencies across the country.
"We are excited and thankful to have been chosen to receive this grant," said Auburn Police Division Chief Tommy Dawson. "The safety and well-being of our children is crucial to a healthy community and the grant will assist us in our efforts in this area."
Source: Auburn Police Division, City of Auburn