More than half a million dollars in federal stimulus money will be making its way to Shawnee County law enforcement agencies.
The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriffs Office announced at a public meeting Monday night that they have received preliminary notification on a grant application that will provide the city and county federal stimulus money. The total amounts to $551,000.
The money will be split between the city and county evenly. The county will split its half between the Sheriffs Office and the Department of Corrections.
The Police Department plans to use its money to purchase equipment that will support the hiring of new officers. The Sheriffs Office will upgrade communications systems with their portion. The Department of Corrections plans to purchase video surveillance systems for the county jail.