The part-time services provided by Ms. Sullivan are funded by a $55,000.00 award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). This grant will fund the salary, benefits, training and equipment needs of this newly developed program. The Amherst Police Department was one of 110 communities that applied for the grant, with 63 receiving funding through what was formally known as the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
While this grant award is for one year, the Amherst Police Department will be aggressive in identifying other state and federal grant programs that can extend the program beyond the twelve month period. Questions regarding this program can be forwarded to Captain Jennifer Gundersen at email@example.com or 413-259-3012 or Amber Sullivan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-259-3399.