Topeka (WIBW) - Kansas communities will be safer thanks to a public safety grant for more than $3 million.
Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Thursday that 34 public safety agencies across the state will be getting funds to prevent, solve, and control crime.
Among those who'll share the grant are the Kansas Bureua of Investigation. It will receive more than $1 million.
The Shawnee County District Attorney's office will get more than $50,000 while Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services will get more than $32,000 and Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka will get about $7,200.
“Kansas is a safe place to live, work and raise a family,” said Governor Parkinson. “But tough economic times have had an impact on our public safety services, so these grants are greatly appreciated for the resources they provide and the citizens they protect.”
The state also received a grant to help fund substance abuse programs. The Topeka Correctional Facility will receive $85,402 to support its Substance Abuse Recovery Program. This funding was awarded through the Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant Program (RSAT). RSAT provides funding for treatment opportunities for adult inmates.
Complete list of grant recipients:
Barton Hoisington Police Department $9,585
Butler Andover Police Department $19,152
Cherokee Baxter Springs Police Department $11,813
Ellis Northwest Kansas Community Corrections $103,873
Finney 25th Judicial District Community Corrections $53,929
Harvey Harvey County Sheriff’s Office $138,992
Johnson Johnson County Department of Corrections $161,824
Johnson Sunflower House, Inc. $21,000
Linn Linn County Sheriff’s Department $57,114
Lyon 5th Judicial District Community Corrections $71,000
Lyon SOS $34,206
Mitchell Beloit Police Department $35,550
Montgomery Caney Police Department $24,856
Montgomery Four County Mental Health Center $88,540
Montgomery Independence Police Department $21,652
Pawnee Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility $21,501
Pratt South Central Kansas Community Corrections $16,535
Reno Hutchinson Police Department $328,682
Reno Reno County Community Corrections $50,032
Saline 28th Judicial District Community Corrections $59,000
Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center $72,405
Sedgwick Valley Center Police Department $15,421
Shawnee 3rd Judicial District $134,786
Shawnee Family Service and Guidance Ctr of Topeka $7,239
Statewide Attorney General’s Office $226,000
Statewide Kansas Bureau of Investigation $1,152,363
Statewide Kansas Department of Administration $125,792
Statewide Kansas Department of Corrections $229,052
Shawnee Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex $258,100
Statewide Kansas Supreme Court $38,358
Shawnee Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office $50,322
Shawnee Shawnee Regional Prevention & Recovery Services $32,298
Statewide Board of Indigents’ Defense Services $35,687
Wyandotte Edwardsville Police Department $49,900