Casper accepts $161K Homeland Security grant to help police department prevent terrorism or other threats - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Casper accepts $161K Homeland Security grant to help police department prevent terrorism or other threats

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council authorized the city to accept a $161,592 U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant during their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.

The funding is aimed to improve the Casper Police Department’s ability to “prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism,” according to a memo from Police Chief Keith McPheeters and Police Captain Shane Chaney. The grant aims to help police “protect citizens, residents, visitors and assets against the greatest threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States.”

The funding will be used to purchase “P-25 compliant mobile and portable radios and allowable accessories,” according to the memo.

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The city is not required to provide a local match in order to receive the grant funding.

The full agreement for the grant can be found in the city council’s work packet.