A new round of federal grants announced by Alaska’s Congressional delegation today (Tuesday) includes a $21,665 U.S. Justice Department grant to the City and Borough of Juneau.
Police Spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills says JPD has received the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the past three years.
This year, it will pay for new equipment, such as rain jackets for patrol officers. It also will pay for a software and hardware upgrade to the department’s bomb diffusing robot.
In previous years, the grant was used to fund JPD’s Police Crisis Intervention Specialist — a social worker who worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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