Chapel Hill Police officers practice firing their new Sig Sauer M400 .223 caliber rifles. The department used $39,400 in seized assets proceeds to buy 40 rifles and finish outfitting every patrol car with one. Assets seized from criminal activity – mostly drug investigations – are sent to the Justice Department for allocation under the Equitable Sharing Program. Individual departments can received up to 80 percent of the proceeds from seized assets to meet law enforcement training and equipment needs. The money cannot replace local funding.
Chapel Hill Police officers practice firing their new Sig Sauer M400 .223 caliber rifles. The department used $39,400 in seized assets proceeds to buy 40 rifles and finish outfitting every patrol car with one. Assets seized from criminal activity – mostly drug investigations – are sent to the Justice Department for allocation under the Equitable Sharing Program. Individual departments can received up to 80 percent of the proceeds from seized assets to meet law enforcement training and equipment needs. The money cannot replace local funding. CHPD Office of Public Information
Chapel Hill Police officers practice firing their new Sig Sauer M400 .223 caliber rifles. The department used $39,400 in seized assets proceeds to buy 40 rifles and finish outfitting every patrol car with one. Assets seized from criminal activity – mostly drug investigations – are sent to the Justice Department for allocation under the Equitable Sharing Program. Individual departments can received up to 80 percent of the proceeds from seized assets to meet law enforcement training and equipment needs. The money cannot replace local funding. CHPD Office of Public Information

Chapel Hill area police agencies fill budget holes with seized assets

March 17, 2015 8:30 AM