Law enforcement funds

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the application period for the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant Program is now open through July 7.

The Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grant Program provides law enforcement and sheriff’s offices additional resources to address violent crime. The grant helps pay overtime costs to officers, technology upgrades, analytical capabilities and funds community partnership projects that focus on preventing youth violent crime.

“We have seen many violent criminals, including drug dealers, put behind bars because of the success of the Safe Oklahoma Grant Program,” Hunter said. “In 2016 alone, we directed money to fund 27 different projects aimed to protect our families and neighbors. I hope all police departments and sheriff’s offices take advantage of this program and submit an application.”

The funds will be distributed to the approved entities later this summer.