The St. Augustine Police Department is in the process of obtaining a grant through the State of Florida. Part of the requirement is to have a public notice posted for 30 days before it presented to the City Commission.
The following information shall serve as public notice, as stated, effective 12:30pm, Thursday, September 13, 2018:
The St. Augustine Police Department has applied for $18,542 dollars in grant funding under the provisions of the 2017 Edward J. Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program. The Department proposes to spend this funding on the purchase of equipment to improve the delivery of services to the residents and tourists who live and visit St. Augustine.
The equipment to be purchases will consist of new conducted energy devices (CEDs). These devices will allow the officers to overcome violent offenders without having to resort to a baton, empty hand techniques or deadly force in order to arrest the suspect. These devices lessen the chance of injury to either the suspect or the officer.
Any comments or questions should be forwarded to Assistant Chief Anthony Cuthbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The item will be placed on the City Commission Agenda in October 2018.