Malden’s state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul Donato, Paul Brodeur, and Steve Ultrino, are pleased to announce that the City of Malden has been awarded $97,132 in state grant funding under the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, offered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
The JAG Program provides Massachusetts local governments with critical funding for a range of programs that support local law enforcement, including programs for prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives. The grant awarded to Malden is aimed at helping the Malden Police Department develop programs addressing the areas of youth violence, substance abuse, and SMART policing.
“On behalf of the Malden Police Department and the community that we serve, I would like to thank our Malden state delegation for their consistent support of our efforts,” said Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis. “The mission of public safety requires many forms of partnership and collaboration. This is an example of that partnership. Senator Lewis and Representatives Donato, Brodeur, and Ultrino have always been attentive and responsive to our needs. Because of that, we are all made safer, and we are very grateful for their efforts in helping us receive funding through this grant.”
“I’m pleased to see Malden receiving this grant funding to aid the police department in their efforts to promote safety and prevent youth violence and substance abuse across the city,” said Senator Lewis. “Chief Molis and the Malden P.D. do a terrific job on behalf of Malden’s residents, and this grant will be helpful to their ongoing efforts.”
“The grant money is another opportunity for the Malden Police Department to focus on the important areas of youth violence and substance abuse,” said Representative Donato.
“I am pleased to see that Malden has been rewarded for its hard work in the fields of youth violence prevention, substance abuse education, and SMART policing,” said Representative Brodeur.
“I was happy to learn that Malden received this funding to support the Police Department’s ongoing public safety efforts,” said Representative Ultrino. “Congratulations to the Police Department and its community partners who worked hard to secure this important state grant.”