Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson and his Asset
Forfeiture Fund of the Harris County DA's Office has awarded
$50,805.00 to the Humble ISD Police Department.
This money will be
used for the purchase of new mobile police radios and mobile
computer systems for 5
of the Humble ISD Police cars and bullet-proof vests to be issued
to those officers who currently do not have a vest. Money
comes from the DA’s share of assets seized from illegal
enterprises such as drug dealing, prostitution and gambling.
Sr. Officer S. Sharp began work on this
grant in Mid October, 2008. The news of the award of this
badly needed funding came just a couple of short weeks later.
The Officers and staff of the Humble ISD Police Department would
like to extend our deepest thanks to
Karen Morris, Asset
Forfeitures Division Chief and District Attorney Magidson of
The Harris County DA's Office for you attention and
assistance with this grant. We firmly believe that this is a
very large step in the continued growth of the Humble ISD Police
Magidson noted that use of the fund effectively means that
criminals themselves are paying for the tools and improvements to
catch and prosecute them.
Another benefit is that taxpayers are not saddled with the
costs. Local governments gain overdue upgrades without having to
resort to tax increases.