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St. Clair County to share in money for law enforcement needs


WASHINGTON – St. Clair County will get $118,870 to purchase in-car cameras, Tasers, and vehicles and to support personnel costs, as part of federal funding announced this week by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Some $2,483,234 is coming through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

“The men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line day and night to keep our communities safe,” said Durbin. “This grant funding will help equip those officers with the best, most up-to-date tools to do their jobs effectively and keep residents safe.”

Under this announcement, the following cities and counties will also receive funding:

• City of Chicago: $2,333,428 to purchase equipment and support overtime patrols;
• City of Bloomington: $30,936 to purchase a 3D scanner

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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