Rep. Katko Announces Over $300K in DOJ Funding for Syracuse Police Department to Expand Community Policing & Crisis Intervention Initiatives

October 7, 2021
Press Release

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $323,887 in federal funds from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) will be distributed to the Syracuse Police Department to expand community policing and crisis intervention initiatives.

The funding is available through the DOJ’s Crisis Intervention Teams Program, a program that provides funding to police departments to expand the use of crisis intervention teams. These teams embed with law enforcement to provide mental and behavioral health services to individuals in-crisis.  Funding is also available through the Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation Program, a program that provides training opportunities for officers on community policing techniques. In Congress, Rep. Katko has led efforts to invest in police departments and has consistently advocated for robustly funding COPS Office programs.

“Today, I’m proud to announce over $300,000 in DOJ funding will be delivered to the Syracuse Police Department,” said Rep. Katko. “This funding will help prevent crime and build trust between law enforcement and the community. With this new funding, the Syracuse Police Department will build their capacity to deploy community policing efforts and crisis intervention techniques.”