Friday, June 29, 2012

KCK Police Department receives $92,000 grant

Department of Justice

More than $500,000 in federal grants are going to law enforcement agencies in Lawrence, Leavenworth, Hutchinson, Wichita and Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

“Law enforcement agencies across Kansas are having to tighten their belts these days,” Grissom said. “These grants will help support them in their efforts to make our communities safer.”

The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County will receive $92,743.

The police department will use the money to hire staff to support the Teleserve unit.

The Teleserve program provides the public with an alternate means of reporting non-emergency offenses including auto break-ins, minor criminal damage to property, telephone harassment and shoplifting.

For more information about the grants, contact the Office of Justice Program’s Office of Communications at 202-307-0703.