Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office receives grant for offender compliance officers

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant to hire offender compliance officers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The Sheriff's Office was awarded $214,046 to hire two officers, who will monitor offender registrations and updates, and hire an investigator to find offenders who are out of compliance.

“Providing the best public safety services requires a dedicated staff of local officials,” Schmidt said. “This grant will help advance local priorities for improving public safety.”

The grant is part of the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and was awarded by the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. 

Schmidt serves as the chair of the council.