Office of Homeland Security
Governor Beshear Announces Homeland Security Grant to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 24, 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 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department

 

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (June 24, 2008) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) grant for $17,396 to be awarded to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. The funds will be used to update the department’s communication infrastructure.

 

“In today’s climate, it is vitally important that all first responders have access to interoperable communications,” Gov. Beshear said. “This equates to greater safety for those answering the call, and it enhances public safety by providing a more coordinated response.  The leadership of Sheriff Fred Shortridge has made possible a partnership that will further enhance the safety of Montgomery County’s citizens.”

 

The grant will fund the purchase of new digital portable radios that are compatible with Montgomery County’s new system. 

 

Our number one concern is officer safety,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Fred Shortridge.  By funding this communications project, KOHS is allowing us to purchase new portable radios that will be used in the field by our deputies, giving them equipment that can be depended on.” 

The grant is made in partnership with Montgomery County officials and 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 leaders around the Commonwealth, we are able to identify their critical needs and provide funding to meet those needs.”

 

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