James City County Police will receive almost a half-million in federal funds to upgrade its programs to prevent sexual and domestic violence, state officials announced Monday.
The $450,000 grant will be awarded over three years and will be used to help police, prosecutors, victim advocates and agencies that support sexual assault and domestic violence victims work together, James City County Police Chief Brad Rinehimer said.
Rinehimer said the department is excited and pleased with the grant award. He praised Amy Jacobson, coordinator at Colonial Community Corrections, for her all of her work preparing the grant proposal.
He said James City was the only police department...