Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Gov. Beshear Announces $60,000 in Protection Program Grants for 13 Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies

steve beshear 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/20/13) — Governor Steve Beshear announced today that $60,202 in state Law Enforcement Protection Program (LEPP) grants have been awarded to 12 law enforcement agencies for body armor vests and one for duty weapons.

Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain items essential in the course of their duties.

“These body armor vests will help protect law enforcement personnel who, in turn, protect Kentucky citizens and guests and work to keep our Commonwealth safe,” Gov. Beshear said.
 
In conjunction with the Kentucky State Police (KSP), KOHS derives income from sales of confiscated weapons. KSP conducts periodic auctions – only to federally licensed firearms dealers – that generate dollars for the LEPP initiative.
 
KOHS then assesses needs and, after prioritization, provides available funds for the acquisition of body armor, weapons, ammunition, and electronic or muscular disruption technical devices, which are often referred to as Tasers.
 
“It’s good to know we can help in some way to supply law enforcement with the tools they need to carry out their important jobs,” said Gene Kiser, executive director of KOHS.
 
LEPP support goes to police agencies of cities, counties, charter counties, unified counties, urban-counties and consolidated local governments, sheriff’s departments and public university police departments.
 
The following agencies were awarded grants:
 
Bath County Fiscal Court — body armor — $3,300
City of Bellevue — body armor — $4,400
Breathitt County Fiscal Court — body armor — $6,050
Carlisle County Fiscal Court — body armor — $4,950
Fleming County Fiscal Court — body armor — $3,848
City of Lancaster — body armor — $1,100
Laurel County Fiscal Court — body armor — $13,750
Murray State University — body armor — $2,750
City of Paducah — body armor — $4,400
City of Park Hills — body armor — $4,400
City of Pioneer Village — duty weapons — $2,454
Pulaski County Fiscal Court — body armor — $6,050
City of Worthington — body armor — $2,750

SurfKY News
Information provided by Office of the Governor

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Benton Middle School Duke Talent Program

BENTON, Ky. (10/20/14) — Congratulations to the following seventh graders who qualified for the Duke Talent… Read More

Fall Frolic at Nature Station

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (10/20/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to celebrate the… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11705

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 20, 2014 5040

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 15, 2014 3763

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 15, 2014 3600

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 17, 2014 3527

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 19, 2014 3442

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 15, 2014 3425

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 15, 2014 2923

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 16, 2014 2744

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2697

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 20, 2014 5040

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 20, 2014 2528

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 2188

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 20, 2014 1826

Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assaulting Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1701

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 20, 2014 1622

Hopkins County Board of Education Recognizes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 1586

Paul Simon Headlines COPD Tribute for Phil Everly

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 1550

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1489

Muhlenberg Community Hospital Prepares for…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Erin Warren
October 20, 2014 1401

KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified Tree-Planting…

in General News For All Sites by Cliff Feltham

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss