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Grant to help Lafayette police enhance department

The department has been awarded it every year for more than a decade, and usually splits it with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 12:02 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2019 12:12 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police are in line to get more than $35,000 dollars to help fight crime.

LPD has applied for the Byrne Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant.

The department has been awarded it every year for more than a decade, and usually splits it with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Chief Brad Bishop said the money is usually used for new equipment.

In the last two years, it was used to expand the special operation division.

"That allows us to have the technology and the resources at our fingertips and a specific division allocated to just making better decisions with the use of our time and resources," said Bishop.

LPD has not decided what it will do with this year's money yet.

It should be awarded sometime this fall.

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