Prince George's County has been awarded $432,311 in federal funding earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Justice grant is one in a $6.3 million bundle given to the state, county, and local governments of Maryland.
The county's share will be used on crime prevention, community corrections, and technological improvements in four of its five public safety agencies.
At the community level, Laurel was awarded $11,933 for electronic control devices and associated equipment for officers; Hyattsville, $11,143 for equipment and accessories; and Greenbelt, $15,442 for ruggedized mobile data computers.
The grant funding is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics. Money from the program is used to pay for law enforcement, prosecutions, education, drug treatment, and technology improvements.
Neighboring Montgomery County received a total of $159,701, while Baltimore topped the list with $762,900.