Sheriff’s office to receive funding for equipment

The Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) has announced that 12 law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $211,589 in funding so local law enforcement can either purchase much-needed equipment or upgrade crime data reporting systems.

The funding comes from the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, which allows multi-jurisdictional initiatives to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime.

The Pondera County Sheriff’s Office will receive $5,396 to purchase six new Tasers for patrol deputies.

The MBCC is the designated state agency that administers missions of grant dollars dedicated to preventing crime and making justice improvements statewide. The 18-member board, appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock, represents law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice system stakeholders, and citizens.

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