DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state law enforcement panel has approved grant applications totaling almost $900,000 from police departments across Delaware.
The applications approved Wednesday by the Fund to Combat Violent Crime Committee were the first under a new law aimed at giving law enforcement agencies in Delaware more resources.
Among the requests that were approved were $50,000 for the New Castle County Police Department to purchase 50 wearable cameras for patrol officers, $127,000 in overtime funds for the Wilmington police department's effort to reduce violent crime and $15,000 for the Dover Police Department to buy sniper rifles.
The law establishing the fund levied a new $15 penalty on people convicted of crimes or offenses. Money from the penalties is shared by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and local law enforcement agencies.
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