New Mexico Gets More Than $4M for Crime Preventiion

New Mexico – New Mexico has been awarded more than $4.2 million in federal funds to support crime prevention and reduction efforts and to assist crime victims.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said the state Department of Public Safety will get $2.87 million through a U.S. Department of Justice program to help state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies with crime prevention and control.

Prosecutors will receive $1.33 million through another program that helps victims of crime receive accurate and timely information about the status of offenders and events related to their cases.

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