Office of Homeland Security
Governor Beshear Announces Homeland Security Grant to the City of Highland Heights

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 20, 2008  
Contact Information:  Antonia Lindauer
502-564-2081
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Antonia Lindauer

Office: 502-564-2081

Cell: 502-330-3733

 

 

Governor Beshear Announces Homeland Security Grant to the

City of Highland Heights

 

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (June 20, 2008) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $20,000 Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant to be awarded to the City of Highland Heights.  The funds will be used to purchase a license plate recognition system for the city police department. 

 

License plate recognition systems are used by officers as they patrol interstate highways, state routes, public roadways and parking lots.   

 

“This grant will help the officers in identifying stolen vehicles and wanted individuals,” said Gov. Beshear.  “The leadership of Rep. Dennis Keene has made possible a partnership that will enhance the safety of the citizens of Highland Heights.”

 

The grant is made in partnership with Highland Heights officials and law enforcement leaders and is administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. 
 

“Ensuring the safety and security of Kentuckians is our office’s top priority,” said Adam Edelen, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. “Through our partnerships with first responders around the Commonwealth, we are able to identify their critical needs and provide funding to meet those needs.”

 

 

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