To download a copy of the 2018 application, click here.
Attorney General Mike Hunter joined Tulsa County First Assistant District Attorney Erik Grayless (left) and Tulsa Police Department Chief Chuck Jordan in April to announce first-degree murder charges on an alleged drug dealer. Tulsa Police Department used Safe Oklahoma Grant money to pay for officers to work overtime while investigating the case.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter announced today the application period for the 2018 Safe Oklahoma Grant is now open and is encouraging local law enforcement agencies and county sheriff departments to apply.
The Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grant Program provides local law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices with additional resources to address violent crime in the state. The money from the grant helps pay overtime costs for officers, technology upgrades, enhanced analytical capabilities and funds community partnership projects that focus on preventing youth violent crime.
The deadline for agencies to submit applications to the Attorney General’s Office is Aug. 10.
Attorney General Hunter said the grant is a proven method in fighting crime and encourages all law enforcement agencies with needs to apply.
“As I meet with law enforcement agencies across the state, one thing that continues to stand out is the effectiveness of this grant,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Whether agencies use the funding to pay overtime for officers, knock doors to confer with residents in high crime areas, break up gang, drug and weapons operations or upgrade communications systems, these funds help our law enforcement partners do their job better and reduce crime.
“My office is privileged to play a role in making communities safer by facilitating applications and distributing this funding. I encourage all law enforcement agencies across the state to apply.”
Established in 2012, The Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grant Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the state legislature. All local law enforcement agencies and sheriff's offices are eligible for the grant. Grants are made for a one-year period.
Attorney General Hunter announcing the recipients of last year’s grant with the help of local law enforcement officials. The grant provides local law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices with additional resources to address violent crime in the state.