Clovis awarded law enforcement grant

WASHINGTON — Communities around New Mexico, including Clovis, have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Justice aimed at reducing and preventing crime.

Grants totaled more than $350,000, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.

“Local governments are having a difficult time making ends meet,” Bingaman said.

“These federal grants are helping to ensure that New Mexico can continue to make crime prevention a top priority.”

Clovis received $29,514 to purchase communications and crime scene equipment, the release said.

Others receiving grants included city of Albuquerque ($605,476), Santa Fe County ($59,614), city of Las Cruces ($50,972), Do