Law enforcement agencies get grants

Attorney General Scott Pruitt has awarded the latest round of Safe Oklahoma Grant awards to law enforcement agencies.

The recipients of the 2015 Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grants are the Bartlesville Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Chickasha Police Department, Durant Police Department, Midwest City Police Department, Oklahoma City Police Department, Sapulpa Police Department and Tulsa Police Department.

The grants have funds for law enforcement agencies to use a variety of techniques to target violent crime in Oklahoma communities. The grant funds will help local law enforcement agencies to directly target crime hot spots in their communities through strategies like increasing the frequency patrols in known, high-crime areas.

“The sole purpose of the Safe Oklahoma Grant program is to help law enforcement to reduce violent crime in our communities around the state. By providing funds to help implement evidence-based policing strategies, this grant gives our local agencies the ability to increase the number of boots on the ground, as well as find innovative ways to increase the safety of our communities,” Pruitt said.