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More Crime Fighting Dollars for WNY

Denise O'Donnell, Commissioner of the State Division of Criminal Justice Services, announces Operation Impact funding at City Hall, Buffalo, NY
Denise O'Donnell, Commissioner of the State Division of Criminal Justice Services, announces Operation Impact funding at City Hall, Buffalo, NY

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The Western New York region is getting more crime fighting help. The State Division of Criminal Justice Services delivered more $2.8 million in Operation Impact grants Monday.

Law enforcement leaders from Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua Counties gathered at City Hall for the announcement. They say Operation Impact is helping to cut crime. The state program tackles violent crimes and guns.

Denise O'Donnell is the Commissioner of the State Division of Criminal Justice Services. O'Donnell says Operation Impact is "vital" to law enforcement.

Buffalo and Erie County will receive more than $1.9 million. That amount will be shared by Buffalo Police, the Erie County Sheriff, Central Police, probation and the Erie County District Attorney.

Operation Impact dollars stretch into Chautauqua County. More than $200,000is being awarded.

In Niagara County, the Sheriff, Falls City Police, and Niagara County District Attoreny will share more than $600,000.

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