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Rep. Thomas Applauds Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grants

March 10, 2023
Cecil Thomas News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement today regarding the governor’s announcement for the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program.

“As a 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department, I am excited to see local police departments receive additional funding to help address violent crime,” said Rep. Thomas. “The money provided by the grant program will improve local police departments’ ability to investigate and prevent violent crimes. Ensuring our police and first responders have the necessary funding to keep our communities and families safe is of the utmost importance to me. I thank the governor for announcing these funding grants and the federal government for providing dollars from the American Rescue Plan, which was passed two years ago today, to help fund these grants.”

The Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program awards state and federal dollars to local law enforcement agencies across the state to aid them in addressing violent crimes.