Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Police awarded grant to fund technology upgrades

Technology at the Westland Police Department is about to get a serious upgrade.
The department was recently awarded a $121,165 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)  through the Michigan State Police.
The JAG Program is the primary federal block grant funding stream for state and local criminal justice agencies.  JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation, data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems.

“The City of Westland was excited to learn that we have been awarded this grant,” commented Mayor William R. Wild.  “These funds will be used to not only replace and expand upon its existing network and infrastructure, but it will also provide opportunity to purchase new state of the art technological investigative equipment.”
“The Westland Police Department is always looking for ways to acquire the newest and most modern investigative tools,” commented Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik.  “Utilizing the latest and greatest technology provides the Westland Police Department with state of the art tools for criminal investigation and proactive crime prevention for our residents.”