KINGSTON – With a $20,000 freeway protection grant, the Kingston Police Division ideas to handle the safety issues of citizens anxious about vehicles driving at abnormal speeds on a range of streets in town.
It’s a single of a few grants totaling $68,602 announced previous 7 days by Law enforcement Main Maurice Splaine at a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.
Splaine credited the staff of grant writers who utilized for the grants and effectively acquired the maximum award in each group.
“We bought a lot more cash back than a great deal of the metropolitan areas,” he stated.
The $20,000 Municipal Road Basic safety Grant from the Government Business office of Community Safety and Security’s Place of work of Grants and Investigation that Sgt. Scott Morgan used for will be used to acquire moveable electronic pace signs and take part in targeted visitors protection strategies.
The office also received an $8,602 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association, the town’s insurance coverage business, meant to cut down the town’s hazard and opportunity legal responsibility exposure.
The grant Lt. Tom Kelley used for will be employed to change the police station’s getting older Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance method that tracks activity at the police station.
The third grant, a $40,000 criminal offense avoidance and tools grant also from the Govt Place of work of General public Safety and Security’s Place of work of Grants and Analysis, will be utilised to change the department’s aged Tasers no longer supported by the manufacturer with upgraded considerably less-lethal Tasers.
The grant, which Sgt. Detective Michael Skowyra utilized for, is obtainable to local law enforcement underneath the federal government’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Help Grant.
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