Metro-East News

St. Clair County to receive federal money for Tasers, vehicles

St. Clair County is in line to receive nearly $119,000 in federal law enforcement dollars for in-car cameras and Tasers among other things, U.S. Dick Durbin’s office said.

According to Durbin’s office, the $118,870 grant will be used to purchase in-car cameras, Tasers and vehicles, and support personnel costs.

“The men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line day and night to keep our communities safe,” Durbin said. “This grant funding will help equip those officers with the best, most up-to-date tools to do their jobs effectively and keep residents safe.”

The money was awarded though the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.