Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Friday announced the recipients of the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant, which distributed more than $1.3 million between 22 statewide law enforcement agencies.
Law enforcement officials joining General Hunter at the announcement were Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes, Moore Assistant Chief Todd Strickland, Spencer Police Chief Allen Lane and Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty. The three agencies received 2017 grant money and spoke on what the additional resources would be used for.
Attorney General Hunter said the funds will help the agencies directly target crime in their communities, upgrade antiquated equipment or purchase new resources.
The program works by allowing law enforcement agencies to submit proposals to the attorney general’s office stating how the funds will be used to reduce crime. Grants are awarded on a one year basis.
Attorney General Hunter said the grant continues to help both rural and metro-area agencies with basic policing necessities as well as advanced technology to gain intelligence on gang violence.
2017 Grant Area Recipients and Amount Received:
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office - $6,440