08.08.06

Schumer Announces $150,000 For Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department

Federal Funds Will Be Used For New Equipment And Technology

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department will be awarded $150,000 in grants for tribal police agencies by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). New York State tribal communities received a total of $12.3 million in federal funds under COPS Tribal Resource Grant Program, which supports efforts to improve the law enforcement infrastructure of tribal police agencies.

This is great news for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe said Schumer. These officers deserve the highest quality of protective equipment so that they can continue in their brave and dedicated service to their community. These safety devices are essential in their line of work.

Federal funds will be used to improve the infrastructure of the department and supply equipment for the officers. The grant will provide funds for computer equipment, body armor, spike belts, guns service weapons and binoculars. In addition, the funds will also be used to install in car video recording cameras. The mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing as an effective strategy in communities efforts to improve public safety. COPS provides grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cuttingedge crimefighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. COPS grants support innovative community policing initiatives, fund the purchase of crimefighting technology, provide technical assistance resources, and fund the hiring and training of local law enforcement officers.



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