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Senator Sherrod Brown announces $500,000 grant for Cleveland crime center initiative

The grant will help to fund "Operation Legend" operations.

CLEVELAND — On Monday, Ohio's U.S. Senator, Sherrod Brown announced a new grant to assist with the Cleveland Real Time Crime Center Initiative.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOH) and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has awarded the City of Cleveland a $500,000 grant.

The grant will fund the Cleveland Real Time Crime Center Initiative through “Operation Legend.” The grant’s goal is to help support the city’s task force to reduce violent crimes.

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With the grant, Cleveland will be able to fund over time and the costs of technology that come with the initiatives of the crime center.

“Safe communities depend on well-trained and equipped law enforcement officers,” said Brown. “This grant is a critical investment to provide essential resources for the men and women who devote their lives to protecting Cleveland.”

Operation Legend was launched in 2020. Since its establishment, Operation Legend has served as a coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies. 

The program works with state and local law enforcement officials to solve and fight violent crime across America’s cities. 

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