Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced the latest round of Safe Oklahoma Grant awards given to law enforcement agencies across Oklahoma.
The recipients of this latest round of the Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grants are the Blanchard Police Department, Checotah Police Department, Chickasha Police Department, Claremore Police Department, Durant Police Department, Hugo Police Department, Minco Police Department, Moore Police Department, Newcastle Police Department, Oklahoma City Police Department, Owasso Police Department, Spencer Police Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Tahlequah Police Department, Tulsa Police Department, and Webbers Falls Police Department.
“Since the inception of this grant program, we have seen law enforcement agencies across the state use these funds to crack down on violent crimes in our communities,” Attorney General Pruitt said. “This group of awardees includes several first-time grant recipients and I am looking forward to seeing positive results come out of these agencies as they make strides toward safer communities for our children and families.”
The grant awards provide funds for each law enforcement agency to use approved data-driven techniques to target violent crime in Oklahoma communities through strategies such as increasing the frequency of patrols in known, high-crime areas.
The Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grant program, established in 2013, is funded by an annual appropriation from the state Legislature and provides local law enforcement agencies with additional resources to fight violent crime in local jurisdictions through overtime patrols and enhanced technological and analytical capabilities.