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Purchase equipment enhancements for the City of Billings Police Department and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Congressional District
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $152,772)

The City has been notified that funding is available for the 2023 Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant.  This $152,772 is a joint application between the Billings Police Department (BPD) and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office (YCSO), with the BPD acting as the grant administrator.  The YCSO will use its $20,611 allocation of grant funds to purchase equipment and supplies for Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility.  $4,529 with be used to purchase rechargeable flashlights and charging docks for the detention facility, $5,192.90 will be used to purchase batteries to be used for tactical robot, the Sheriff's Office helicopter, as well as other radios and miscellaneous supplies.  The Sheriff's offices plans to spend $1,000 to fix hail damage on the helicopter and $8,000 to purchase a Motorola APX portable radio.  The BPD plans to use $132,161 to purchase interior patrol SUV equipment, simulation ammunition, Point Blank vests, TASER training cartridges, uniforms, AED batteries, First Aid supplies and promotional items.

Date Created: December 20, 2023