TOPEKA (KSNT) – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has released $2 million in funding for local law enforcement.
Senator Moran was successful in obtaining federal funding to purchase assets. The Senator was recently appointed Republican lead to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and related agencies, which allowed him to provide taxpayer dollars to law enforcement agencies.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office received funding for mobile camera technology and the Topeka Police Department obtained dangerous device response equipment.
27 News met with US Senator Jerry Moran, who personally came to Topeka to announce the $2 million received from TPD and the sheriff’s office.
Moran said the allocation of these funds is a good use of taxpayer dollars, as it will benefit local law enforcement and the community by providing the resources they need to do their job and keep the community safe.
“I always recognize this is not my money,” Moran said. “It’s taxpayer dollars, it’s borrowed money, future taxpayer money. We want to make sure those dollars are spent, are spent well, and we want to make sure Kansas gets its fair share.”
Senator Moran hopes that securing this funding will lead to a safer Kansas and more effective law enforcement.