By Annmarie Timmins
CONCORD, N.H. — State and local law enforcement agencies received some unexpected good news: The federal stimulus package is bringing them $9.8 million for crime fighting, education, technology and prevention programs.
The money is part of the Edward Byrne federal grant, created in 1988 for a fallen New York City police officer. The state Department of Justice and some local departments get Byrne awards each year but never in amounts as high as this year.
N.H. police agencies get $9.8 mil surprise boost