Brooklyn Police Department receives funding to help fight crime

Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 9:41 AM EDT
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BROOKLYN, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was in Cuyahoga County on Friday to visit the Brooklyn Police Department.

According to a news release, the Brooklyn Police Department is one of 14 law enforcement agencies in Cuyahoga County to receive funding from the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program.

DeWine announced an expansion of the program Monday and said the increased funding will help support authorities in their fight to solve and prevent violent crimes.

The Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program has awarded $37.2 million to 119 law enforcement agencies in Ohio, according to the release.

Local agencies receiving funding include the Garfield Heights Police Department and Orange Village Police Department.

DeWine also visited the Cortland Police Department in Trumbull County.