Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Reed City Police Department to Buy New Bulletproof Vests and Upgrade Emergency Radio SystemThursday, June 18, 2015
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Reed City Police Department in Osceola County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $13,000 grant will be used to help purchase bulletproof vests for police officers and upgrade their emergency communications system.
"Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Stabenow. "This support will help Reed City buy the new radios and bulletproof vests they need to keep their officers safe and protect their community."
Reed City Police Department will receive $2,000 for new ballistic vests and $11,000 to upgrade the emergency radio communications system to make it compatible with Mecosta County Central Dispatch.
Senator Stabenow is Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which oversees the USDA and its Rural Development program.
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