Local police applying for justice grant

BY DI STAFF | MAY 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa City police and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office are applying for the 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Iowa City City Council approved the application during a meeting Tuesday on a 7-0 vote.

According to a city press release, the departments are eligible for a total $32,164. Iowa City police will apply for and manage the grant. Iowa City will receive $16,726 and Johnson County will receive $15,438.

The funds will be used to purchase range equipment to be used at the Cedar Rapids Regional Law Enforcement Range.

— by Kristen East

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