(Beaver Dam) A number of public safety operations throughout Wisconsin are receiving funds following action from the Joint Finance Committee. The Committee Tuesday voted unanimously to release the funding.
They include $1-million-dollars for community-oriented police housing grants to support improved relationships between community members and law enforcement; $2-million for school critical incident mapping to enhance emergence responses; $2-million for grants to law enforcement agencies to help purchase body-worn cameras; $2.2-million-dollars for natural disaster relief; $1.5-million for 911 mapping capabilities; and $500-thousand-dollars for urban search and rescue team training and equipment.
Committee Member and State Representative Mark Born says these investments will help the state be more prepared for emergencies. The Beaver Dam Republican adds that releasing these funds ensure those on the frontlines of emergency situations have the tools they need to respond quickly and effectively.