TRENTON, Tenn., May 27, 2014 -- Trenton Teams Up with USDA on Public Safety Improvements
TRENTON, Tenn., May 27, 2014— U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD) State Director Bobby Goode, Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss and other local leaders to announce funding for four new law enforcement vehicles for the Trenton Police Department. The new cars were on view outside Trenton City Hall for the announcement.
“Public safety is vital to the welfare of every family and key to economic development in every community,” said Fincher. “These funds will help make the people of Trenton more secure and it helps make this important job a little safer for Chief Sanders and his officers.”
The USDA investment of $37,000 with an additional $71,529 from the City will fund the purchase of four new patrol cars better suited to meet the emergency response and law enforcement needs in the City’s jurisdiction serving about 4,260 residents. The new vehicles are special Dodge Chargers designed for law enforcement that will replace an unmarked and three marked high mileage, high maintenance patrol cars. The City expects the improved fuel-efficiency and less maintenance to save money compared to the aging vehicles being replaced.
Others participating in the event included Trenton Police Chief Will Sanders, Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Wilson, State Rep. Curtis Halford, Tenn. Dept. of Economic and Community Development Field Representative Janna Hellums and RD Area Director Harriet Cannon and Specialist Brenda Horner.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, community development, health, education, homeownership and affordable rental housing to improve the lives of people in rural areas and the economic health of rural communities. During the last four years the agency has assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses in 158 communities, investing more than $3.7 Billion into local economies through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on USDA Rural Development programs available in Northwest Tennessee contact the Union City Area Office at 731-885-6480 x4, or 800-342-3149 x1497. Visit us online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/TN.
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