Anson County Sheriff’s Office receives $10,000 grant to combat gangs

Abby Cavenaugh Editor

September 10, 2013

The Anson County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for $10,000 from Waste Connections. The grant will be used to help fund a gang abatement program in Anson County, Sheriff Tommy Allen said at the county commissioners meeting Monday night.

David Jones of Waste Connections of N.C. presented the check to Allen at Monday night’s meeting.

“Waste Connections has been a great partner,” Sheriff Allen said. “The grant we received from the state was $10,000, and Waste Connections agreed to match that amount, so we have $20,000 that we’ll be able to use starting Oct. 1.”

Although he couldn’t share all the details of the program, Allen said some of the grant money will be used for gang education in the county’s schools and also to identify current gang members.

Jones said that Waste Connections wants to continue to be a positive force in Anson County and work with organizations such as the Sheriff’s Office to help improve the quality of life in the county.