The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office will receive a grant through the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission and the STOP Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Grant Program.
“I am pleased that my office is able to provide funds to help law enforcement battle domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking,” Attorney General Patricia Madrid said. “One of our major objectives for my director of victim services, Marcie Davis, has been able to apply for grants that can be used to help with identified finding shortfalls in law enforcement and victim services around the state.
“Law enforcement is usually the first responder to violent crimes against women,” Madrid said. “My goal is to assist law enforcement officers so they can effectively respond to those crimes. This particular grant has brought over $58,000 for law enforcement to use for technology purchases and scholarships for training to enhance the effectiveness of investigating domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases.”
Grants are being provided to 19 law enforcement agencies around the state. State, city, tribal, county and federal law enforcement agencies that work on violence against women cases within the state of New Mexico were eligible to apply for the grant.
Valencia County Sheriff’s Office will receive $1,500 for purchasing a photo printer, microcassette recorders and tapes.
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