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 Governor Announces Justice Assistance Grant Awards

10/17/2017

October 17, 2017

Governor Announces Justice Assistance Grant Awards

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $1,125,875 in Justice Assistance Grant program funds to 36 projects statewide.

These funds will be used to assist state agencies, local units of government, and private non-profit agencies in carrying out specific programs that offer a high probability of improving West Virginia’s criminal justice system.

Special emphasis was placed on multi-jurisdictional and statewide projects that seek to create and/or retain jobs in the criminal justice system in West Virginia.

These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. They are administered by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, which is part of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

The funding was awarded as follows:

BARBOUR

Barbour County Commission                                                                             $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Philip Barbour High School.

            Contact:        Sheriff Philip Ferguson

Phone: (304) 457-2352

                                    Email:  pferguson@barbourcountywv.org

 

CABELL

Cabell County Commission                                                                                            $62,100.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Special Agent Jennifer Wilson

Phone: (304) 526-3693

                                    Email:  Jennifer.wilson@ic.fbi.gov

 

GREENBRIER

Greenbrier County Commission                                                                                    $20,700.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Mr. Brian Baker

Phone: (304) 667-3107

                                    Email:  charles.baker@greenbriercounty.net

 

HAMPSHIRE

Hampshire County Commission                                                                                   $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Hampshire County High School.

Contact:        Ms. Denise Hott

Phone: (304) 822-3528

                                    Email:  dhott@k12.wv.us

 

HANCOCK

Hancock County Commission                                                                                       $36,000.00

Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PROs) at Oak Glen High School and Weir High School.                   

Contact:        Ms. Beth Vaughan

Phone: (304) 564-3911

                                    Email:  bvaughan@hancockcountywv.org

 

Hancock County Commission                                                                                       $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Ms. Beth Vaughan

Phone: (304) 564-3311

                                    Email:  bvaughan@hancockcountywv.org

 

HARRISON

City of Bridgeport                                                                                                              $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Bridgeport High School.

            Contact:        Gina Jones

Phone: (304) 624-8705

                                    Email:   gjones@harrisoncountywv.com

 

City of Bridgeport                                                                                                              $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Chief John Walker

Phone: (304) 842-8260

                                    Email:  jwalker@bridgeportwv.com

 

City of Clarksburg                                                                                                             $18,000.00

Funds will provide for one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Robert C. Byrd High School.

Contact:        Lieutenant Jason B. Snider

Phone: (304) 624-1687

                                    Email:  jbsnider@harrco911.org

 

JACKSON

City of Ripley                                                                                                                       $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Ripley High School.

Contact:        Chief Jim Fridley

Phone: (304) 372-4711

                                    Email:  RLFridley@yahoo.com

 

City of Ravenswood                                                                                                         $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Ravenswood High School.           

Contact:        Chief Lance Morrison

Phone: (304) 273-0947

                                    Email:  chief@ravenswoodpolice.com

 

KANAWHA

City of South Charleston                                                                                                 $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at South Charleston High School.

Contact:        Chief Brad Rinehart

Phone: (304) 744-6903

                                    Email:  brinehart@scpolice.org

 

City of Charleston                                                                                                              $62,100.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Lieutenant Mike Chapman

Phone: (304) 348-6814

                                    Email:  Mike.chapman@charlestonwvpolic.org

 

City of Dunbar                                                                                                                    $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Dunbar Middle School.

Contact:        Chief Jess Bailes

Phone: (304) 766-0231

                                    Email:  dpdchiefbailes@gmail.com

 

City of Charleston                                                                                                              $36,000.00

Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PRO) at Capital High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.                      

Contact:        Sergeant Paul Perdue

Phone: (304) 348-6470

Email: paul.perdue@charlestonwvpolice.org

 

City of Nitro                                                                                                                         $18,000.00

These funds will be utilized to support a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Nitro High School.                     

Contact:        Patrolman Ray Blake II

Phone: (304) 755-0777

                                    Email:  npdblake@nitropolice.com

                                     

LEWIS

Lewis County Commission                                                                                             $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Lewis County High School.           

Contact:        Sergeant Michael Cayton

Phone: (304) 517-3272

                                    Email: mcayton@lewiscountywv.org

 

LOGAN

Logan County Commission                                                                                            $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Sergeant Joey D. Lucas

Phone: (304) 752-1347

                                    Email:  logantask.force@yahoo.com

 

MARSHALL

Marshall County Commission                                                                                        $20,700.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Sergeant James A. Matthews Jr.

Phone: (304) 810-4214

                                    Email:  jmatthews@marshallcountywv.org

 

MERCER

City of Bluefield                                                                                                                  $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                 

Contact:        Sergeant J. S. McCarty

Phone: (304) 327-9342

                                    Email:  jeremy.s.mccarty@wvsp.gov

 

MINERAL

Mineral County Commission                                                                                          $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Frankfort High School.     

Contact:        Deputy Robin K. Jeffries

Phone: (304) 726-4767

                                    Email:  kam.jeffries@yahoo.com

 

MONROE

Monroe County Commission                                                                                          $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at James Monroe High School.

Contact:        Mr. Shane Ashley

Phone: ( 304) 772-3096

                                    Email:  sashley@monroecountywv.net

 

OHIO

Ohio County Commission                                                                                               $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

Contact:        Sergeant Dave Drahos

Phone: (304) 234-6092

                                    Email:  ddrahos@whelingpd.com

 

Ohio County Commission                                                                                           $18,000.00

Funds will provide for one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Wheeling Park High School.

Contact:        Sergeant Charles Kittle

                        Phone: (304)-234-3680

                        Email: ckittle@ohcoso.com

 

City of Wheeling                                                                                                                 $18,000.00

Funds will provide for one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Bridge Street Middle School.

Contact:        Sergeant Donald Miller

Phone: (304) 780-4549

                                    Email:  dfmiller@wheelingpd.com

 

PUTNAM

Putnam County Commission                                                                                         $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Poca High School.

            Contact:        Sheriff Steve Deweese

Phone: (304) 586-0256

                                    Email: sdeweese@putnamwv.org

 

Winfield Police Department                                                                                            $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Winfield High School.

Contact:        Captain Kevin Young

Phone: (304) 586-9200

                                    Email: kyoungwinfield@frontier.com

 

RALEIGH

City of Beckley Police Department                                                                               $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Contact:        Captain Jamel Corey

Phone: (304) 256-1717

                                    Email:  jcorey@beckleypd.com

 

City of Beckley                                                                                                                   $20,700.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

Contact:        Sergeant Robert R. Richards

                        Phone: (304)228-5190

                        Email: robert.r.richards@wvsp.gov

 

ROANE

Roane County Commission                                                                                            $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Roane County High School.

Contact:        Sheriff L. Todd Cole

Phone: (304) 927-3410

                                    Email: toddcole@sheriff.state.wv.us

 

UPSHUR

Upshur County Commission                                                                                          $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.                     

Contact:        Ms. Jodie Akers

Phone: (304) 472-5480

                                    Email:  jakers@k12.wv.us

 

WETZEL

Wetzel County Commission                                                                                           $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Valley High School.

Contact:        Sheriff Mike Koontz

Phone: (304) 455-2430

                                    Email: wcsowv@yahoo.com

 

WOOD

City of Vienna                                                                                                                     $41,400.00

Funds will provide for officer salaries for a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

Contact:        Chief Mike Pifer

Phone: (304) 295-8563

Email:  vpd147@viennapolice.com

 

City of Williamstown                                                                                                         $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Williamstown High School.           

Contact:        Chief Shawn Graham

Phone: (304) 375-4935

                                    Email:   chiefgraham@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Wood County Commission                                                                                             $18,000.00

Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Blennerhassett Middle School.

            Contact:        Toni Tiano

Phone: (304) 481-6409

                                    Email:  tianoknopp@suddenlink.net

 

STATEWIDE

                                                           

West Virginia State Police                                                                                               $223,175.00

Funds will provide for officer overtime to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.                  

Contact:        Captain Scott Dillon

Phone: (304) 766-5562

                                    Email:  Scott.t.dillon@wvsp.gov

 

 

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