7/13/11 – Several local police agencies are among the 53 statewide that will benefit from over $300,000 in grants that are being awarded through the state Office of Justice Assistance. The Smaller Police Agency Crime Initiative Grants are meant to enhance safety for officers and the public. The funds will enable selected departments to purchase tactical vests, ballistic shields, handheld ID scanners, in-car video systems, emergency communication stations and Tazer guns. The Lomira Police Department is getting nearly $7000 while the Mayville Police Department is in line to receive almost $3000. The Randolph Police Department is being awarded just under $1500. One-hundred and six agencies applied for the grant funds and funding requests totaled over $860,000.