Posted by Dan Marries - email
PHOENIX, AZ (KOLD) - Help, in the form of money, is on its way to several Arizona cities and counties to help pay for crimes associated with border crime.
Governor Jan Brewer announced state grants, totaling nearly ten million dollars, in discretionary federal stimulus funds to support what Brewer says is, "to support law enforcement officials who deal with the ramifications of illegal activity along the border on a daily basis."
Brewer continues to hammer the Obama Administration for it's lack of help, "I reject the Obama administration's notion that Arizona's border security is better than ever. Since the federal government continues to announced inadequate plans, and place new warning signs on federal lands in Arizona, we are forced to do what can locally to act on safety and security until Congress and the Administration act."
The grant funds were allocated to supplement law enforcement's ability to address illegal drug trafficking, human smuggling and illegal immigration.
Examples of allowable expenses include personal overtime, training costs, vehicles, and other equipment suitable for the harsh environment that exists along the border and communications equipment that will allow law enforcement to communicate more effectively.
Here's a breakdown of the cities and counties receiving money.
City of Benson $76,080
City of Bisbee $160,500.
City of Yuma $334,750.
Cocopah Tribe $162,500.
City of Douglas $220,000.
City of Nogales $703,775.
Town of Patagonia $114,060.
Ft. Yuma-Quechan Tribe $110,000.
Town of Sahuarita $225,366.
City of San Luis $195,000.
City of Somerton $181,000.
Cochise County $1,550,000.
Pima County $1,136,688.
Santa Cruz County $1,300,000.
Tohono O'odham Nation $815,000.
Yuma County $907,114.
AZ DPS $1,594,000.
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