U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that more than $180,000 in grant money will be coming to the state of Louisiana to help support criminal justice services in Louisiana.

The grants will be as follows:

  • $132,984 to Shreveport and the Caddo Parish sheriff's office to buy equipment and supplies
  • $28,856 to Bossier City and the Bossier Parish sheriff's office to buy equipment and supplies
  • $19,429 to the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government to buy equipment for the Houma Police Department

Vitter says the grants are coming from the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

He says the grant helps states, tribes and local governments as they work to prevent and control crime.