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Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $312,942)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Township of Austintown will continue and enhance the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (MVLETF) in the fight against drugs and violent crime in the Mahoning Valley. MVLETF is a multi-jurisdictional operation, formed in 1986, having 24 local and federal member agencies. The area served by the task force includes both Mahoning and Trumbull counties. MVLETF will enhance services provided by existing local, state, and federal agencies in the Mahoning Valley; investigate and arrest members of drug trafficking organizations and gangs; locate and arrest violent fugitives; disrupt or dismantle gangs; and confiscate weapons from offenders. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2009