Missouri law enforcement agencies get $1 million grant for equipment

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | 9:36 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri law enforcement officials have won more than $1 million in federal stimulus grants to buy new equipment.

The money will be divided among 131 agencies, including state agencies, police departments, sheriffs' offices and university police forces.

Some of the money will be used to buy seven vehicles, 58 in-car cameras, 238 lights and 66 sirens.

The federal funds will also pay for 200 flashlights, 153 ballistic vests, 459 sets of reflective vests and cut-resistant gloves, raincoats and parkas. The money will also be used for other miscellaneous items such as handcuffs, trauma kits and radios.


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