Friday, 19 October 2012 10:14

Mayor Rhonda Trautman has received three grant award letters from Governor Beshear’s Office that will benefit the Police Department.

An $18,760 grant will purchase 40 new back-up duty weapons which will aid in the safety of our Officers while protecting our citizens. This money is coming from the Law Enforcement Protection Grant Program, through the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, which is funded solely by the sale of confiscated weapons turned in by agencies such as the Glasgow Police Department to Kentucky State Police.

The second grant received is also through the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security. $24,000 was awarded for the purchase of hand-held P25 digital critical incident radios, with advanced technology that delivers high quality service providing greater control over the safety of our Officers.

Ans in an effort to reduce the number of  injuries and deaths on our roadways, the GPD applied for and has received a $28,000 grant that will fund overtime for Officers to spend extra time focused on seeking out impaired drivers, those not wearing seatbelts and any other behavior that may result in injury or death on our roadways. This grant will fund these efforts through September 2013.

We want to remind citizens they can also play a positive role in these efforts by reporting children not in restraints, impaired drivers etc…

Glasgow Police Chief Guy Turcotte is very pleased to hear the Department received these two grants. He would like to thank Governor Beshear, Mayor Trautman and our City Council for their support and understanding in applying for these types of grants. Chief Turcotte states that the Glasgow Police Department will continue to aggresively search out and apply for any grant that will enhance the quality of services for our citizens and the safety of our Officers.


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