enator James L. Seward was in Sherburne on Friday, February 1 to announce a $20,000 senate award for a new patrol vehicle for the Village of Sherburne Police Department. Seward was hosted by village Mayor William Acee at the village hall.
"I have enormous respect for the men and women who serve in law enforcement and place their lives at risk each and every day," Senator Seward said. "In small rural communities across New York, local governments are challenged to provide important, necessary services, and to do so on a budget. State funding helps provide local services and reduces pressure on the local budget."
"The village appreciates Senator Seward's help, support and assistance," said Mayor Acee. "Senator Seward has been a consistent and longtime advocate for Sherburne and for the local governments he represents. State funding is a big help to our village budget, and the grant we're announcing today helps lift a burden from our local taxpayers."
The state grant has helped purchase a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor with a police "package" of features specifically for law enforcement duty.
The $20,000 award is administered by the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. Funding is provided through the Justice Assistance Grant program, the purpose of which is to improve the state's criminal justice system and support local law enforcement efforts.
"It's about a safer community and helping village taxpayers. I am glad that the senate could assist," Seward concluded.