Application Deadline Friday for Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday reminded local law enforcement agencies to submit their law enforcement grant applications before the deadline on Friday. Grant applications are available on the AG’s website at www.oag.ok.gov.
The new grant program is available for local law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma to increase their capacity to respond to violent crime in their communities. As provided by law, law enforcement agencies can utilize funds to reduce violent crime through priority strategies such as targeted staffing, increased technology, better analytical capability, enhanced community partnerships or victim services.
The application for the grant was posted on the Attorney General's website in January with a deadline of May 31.
The grants will be awarded in July.
“This is a critical time to bolster the ability of local law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime and ensure a safe environment for our families and children,” General Pruitt said. “I have been meeting with police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement officials across the state to discuss ways we can work together to make neighborhoods safer.”
General Pruitt also hosted a conference in Oklahoma City by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) titled, “Attorneys General: Chief Law Enforcement Officers in a New Age of Public Safety.” As chairman for the Midwest Region, General Pruitt was able to choose the focus of the conference, which provided valuable information on “best practices” from around the country that can be presented and replicated in Oklahoma.
Agencies interested in more information on the grant or application process, can call Geoff Long at (405) 521-3921.