Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties will receive just over $2 million in funding from the state to help curb gun violence, do you think it will actually help? Get the details and vote!

By: Justin Sullivan
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The WNY counties will receive the funding to help law enforcement agencies curb gun violence, according to WGRZ. They are three of 17 counties in the state that will receive the money from the Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative (GIVE) program.

In Erie county, WGRZ reports that $1.8 million will be spread among the Buffalo Police Department and District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Probation Department. For Niagara County, the $696,871 will be split among the Niagara County Sheriff’s office and Probation Department, Niagara Falls Police Department and Probation Department. In Chautauqua County, $185,075 will be shared by the Jamestown Police Department and District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Probation Department.


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