Cornyn: Dallas-Fort Worth to Receive $2M to Support Law Enforcement


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today that four cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex were awarded federal grants totaling $2,013,925 from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program to purchase law enforcement equipment and improve public safety. The City of Fort Worth will also use its funding to contract mental health services in Tarrant County to answer police calls from the mentally ill and direct them to the appropriate mental health resources. Sen. Cornyn has long supported this grant program and has urged the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to fully fund it during the appropriations process.

“The Byrne JAG Program is the primary federal source of criminal justice funding for state and local governments and helps law enforcement agencies make Texas communities safer,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This funding will empower law enforcement to target public safety needs specific to their communities, address criminal threats, and reduce crime rates in cities across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.”


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City of Dallas


City of Fort Worth


City of Plano


City of Denton




Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.