• By Karen Taylor
  • Posted Friday, May 15, 2009

Law Enforcement Receives Grant Funds

The County of Forsyth has been allocated $1,135,565 in Fiscal Year 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds. These funds are to be distributed among the three major providers of law enforcement services within the county: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Winston-Salem Police Department and the Kernersville Police Department.

The allocation has been distributed among the three entities as follows: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office - $538,140, Winston-Salem Police Department - $536,197 and Kernersville Police Department - $61,228.

Anticipated usage of funds as applied for are:

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office:

  • Fully equip 11 law enforcement positions for the patrol division

Winston-Salem Police Department:

  • Fully equip 13 law enforcement positions
  • Purchase a Reflective Ultra-Violet Imaging System (RUVIS)
  • Purchase a Crime-lite2 alternate light source

Kernersville Police Department:

  • Purchase 12 mobile data computers
  • Purchase 33 tasers and associated field/training cartridges

Please feel free to email grants@fcso.us with any comments you may have.

View Grant Application.

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