AG Pruitt Encourages Oklahoma Law Enforcement to Apply for Safe Oklahoma Grants
Deadline to apply is Jan. 31
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday encouraged law enforcement agencies to apply for the next round of a first-of-its-kind state grant dedicated to bolstering crime fighting strategies and reducing violent crime throughout Oklahoma.
“Oklahomans should have zero tolerance for violent crime in their communities and this grant allows us to work together to develop and implement research-based best practices that have been shown to work,” Pruitt said. “Local law enforcement agencies need critical resources to combat violent crime and to create a safe environment for our families and children, and the Safe Oklahoma Grant is helping achieve those goals.”
The AG’s Safe Oklahoma Grant program, which is funded by a $2 million annual appropriation from the state Legislature, provides local law enforcement agencies additional support for priority strategies such as targeted staffing, increased technology and better analytical capability to determine which areas are experiencing higher rates of violent crime and why.
The recipients of the 2013 AG’s Safe Oklahoma Grant were the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Tulsa Police Department, the Lawton Police Department, the Ada Police Department, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
All local law enforcement agencies are eligible for the grants. The deadline is Jan. 31.
The second round of grants will be distributed in the spring.
For more information or to download a copy of the 2014 grant application, go online to www.oag.ok.gov.
AG Safe Oklahoma Grant application.pdf