The Lawrence Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Eudora Police Department recently were awarded more than $300,000 in anti-crime stimulus funding through the federal 2009 Recovery Act.
The Lawrence Police Department is the administrator of the funding, which will be used for:
• Lawrence Police: $278,240 for the purchase of 44 handheld and 33 mobile digital radios, which will assist the agency in meeting a federal mandate to transition to digital radios by 2013.
• Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: $19,505 to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The money will allow the agency to replace all of its AEDs by the end of 2009.
• Eudora Police: $10,000 for the purchase of four AEDs, a laptop with mapping software for accident investigations, a projector for training and a hand-held radar gun.
The grant is part of more than $4 billion awarded to local and state law enforcement agencies through the 2009 Recovery Act.
For more information, visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance.