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May 2, 2014

County receives $651K to reduce gun violence

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Niagara County is getting some help in reducing gun violence.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that law enforcement agencies in 17 counties will receive a total of more than $13.2 million to reduce shootings and firearm-related homicides. The money is given out through the New York’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative, which is designed to aid local law enforcement agencies located in communities that experience high rates of violent crime.

Niagara County will receive $651,797, which will be shared between the Niagara Falls Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office, the county Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department.

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