Ark. PD receives grants for new equipment, technology

The department will purchase bulletproof vests, body cameras and new laptops

By Shelby Smithson 

JONESBORO, Ark. — Three grants awarded to the Jonesboro Police Department are taking some of the expense burdens off of taxpayer dollars.

It’s for equipment like bulletproof vests, body cameras, and updating laptops in the police cars. The Justice Assistance Grant that will be used to update equipment within the cruisers is straight funding the department received last year as well.

Chief Rick Elliott said each of these is important in keeping the officers and the community safe while staying on budget.

Full story: Police department receives three grants for safety equipment, technology upgrades

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