U.S. Department of Justice Awards $150,000 Grant to Wisconsin Department of Justice

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin joined the United States Department of Justice in announcing that it has awarded $150,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Justice for law enforcement agencies in the state for their immediate emergency response and subsequent investigation and prosecution of the Waukesha parade attack that occurred on November 21, 2021.

“Every day, the United States Department of Justice seeks to make our communities safer not only through prosecution of federal offenders but also by seeking to provide financial support, training resources, and technical assistance to our state, local, and tribal partners,” stated U.S. Attorney Frohling.  “Today’s grant – to help agencies whose men and women responded to the Waukesha parade attack – is another example of that commitment.”

“November 21, 2021, is a day the City of Waukesha will never forget. On that day first responders answered the call to serve,” said Dan Thompson, Chief of Police, Waukesha Police Department. “On behalf of the Waukesha Police Department and all of the Law Enforcement agencies who assisted in this unprecedented incident, we are honored to hear that the state was awarded funds by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist law enforcement agencies in this tragic event.” 

The grant awarded will be utilized to reimburse agencies that have experienced a significant financial impact from the parade tragedy and the subsequent interventions that have been necessary to cope with the event. The grant program is managed by the Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance.

About the Office of Justice Programs:

The Office of Justice Programs, directed by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon, provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal justice system. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

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