New USDA funding helping rural communities, grant will aid Federalsburg Police Department in buying new police car

FEDERALSBURG, Md.- The Federalsburg police department received some exciting news recently that they will be getting some much needed funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency for a new police car.

The Police Chief, Michael McDermott, said they have been trying to get this funding since last year, so to hear they finally got it was a pleasant surprise.

McDermott said they will be getting more than $34,000 dollars from the grant.

He said capital purchases, like cars, is a struggle locally and there is a lot of competition for the dollars that are available.

So, getting this funding for a new car is something they are grateful to be able to share with the community.

“This is something that tax payers can actually see, they can see it in their community, serving their community and responding to emergencies that they have that otherwise that vehicle wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for this type of funding,” Michael McDermott, Federalsburg Police Chief, said.

The Police Chief added that this type of funding goes a long way in rural communities such as theirs.

They add that they’re looking into other alternatives to replace other vehicles in this current fiscal year.

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