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Pasco law enforcement agencies to get $713,000 from stimulus

The White House announced Friday that more than $135 million of the $2 billion law enforcement stimulus package will go to agencies in Florida — with Pasco County agencies getting a portion.

The numbers are:

Pasco County Sheriff's Office — $594,664.

New Port Richey Police Department — $76,235.

Dade City Police Department — $31,424.

Zephyrhills Police Department — $28,042.

Port Richey Police Department — $11,696.

The money comes through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which supports things such as hiring and support for officers, multiagency drug and gang task forces and crime prevention and domestic violence programs. How much each agency will get was determined by a formula of population and violent crime statistics.

The day before the announcement, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it was cutting its aviation unit because of an anticipated $30 million shortfall in the county's budget. It also announced that inmates are now learning to sew, so they can save money by repairing their own mattresses, pillowcases and sheets.

The stimulus money for the Sheriff's Office will "go toward supporting our front-line deputies — where our need is greatest," said Kevin Doll, the sheriff's spokesman.

Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com.

Pasco law enforcement agencies to get $713,000 from stimulus 03/06/09 [Last modified: Friday, March 6, 2009 10:16pm]
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