Lt. Governor Stephen B.Pence's Communication Office
Lt. Governor Steve Pence presents $129,149 Homeland Security Check to Bullitt County to Support Local First Responders

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 09, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jeanne Lausche
Ryan Watts
(502) 564-2611

Jason Keller
(502) 564-2081
 


Funding will provide mobile data computers for the county’s law enforcement officers

FRANKFORT, Ky.: Lt. Governor Steve Pence today presented a $129,149 homeland security check to Bullitt County to fund communications equipment for law enforcement throughout the county.

“Effective communication among our law enforcement professionals is an essential component in our ongoing prevention and response efforts,” said Lt. Gov. Pence. “Local law enforcement regularly respond to threatening situations and it is vitally important that they have the interoperable communications equipment to do their jobs effectively.”

Pence, who was joined at the Bullitt County Courthouse by the Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (Ret.) Maj. Alecia Webb-Edgington, presented the funding to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court.

The homeland security check presented today to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Kenneth Rigdon will provide local law enforcement with mobile data computers and related hardware for installation in their cruisers. Effective communication during an emergency is a major factor in efficient and safe response and many times can mean the difference between life and death. The Bullitt County Fiscal Court is responsible for the management of the grant.

 

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The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Governor Fletcher to lead the Commonwealth's coordination and collaboration efforts with public and private preparedness partners to ensure Kentucky is Ready and Prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov.