Shawnee police, sheriff’s office seek grant

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The Shawnee Police Department and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have jointly applied for an Edward Byrnes Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

If awarded, the two will share the $25,277 grant, with SPD receiving $12,489.85 and the sheriff’s office getting $12,787.15.

SPD has requested funding for 13 new taser weapons and cartridges, while the sheriff’s office seeks funding for a newer patrol vehicle.

In the past, grants such as this have provided items such as search and rescue equipment for police boats at the Shawnee Twin Lakes; investigative equipment for the Sheriff’s Office; tactical equipment the agencies share; rifles, pistols, radars, road spikes and electronic ticket devices.