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Justice Assistance Grant to fund camera systems, metal detector in Swansea

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The town of Swansea has been awarded a Justice Assistance Grant totaling nearly $12,600 from the Department of Justice and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The funds helped update two camera systems for police cars to allow recording of traffic stops and a new metal detector to be installed at the entrance of the Swansea courthouse.

Columbia public relations firm MPA Strategies helped secure the grant for Swansea. Earlier this year, a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant worth $498,500 helped pay for improvements to the town’s water system and to fund body cameras for police officers.

“The funding that MPA Strategies has secured for us has greatly benefited our town,” Swansea police chief Clif Hayes said in a news release. 

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