BOSTON – Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) and Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) are pleased to announce the Auburn Police Department will receive state funding to purchase additional emergency response equipment. The grant, amounting to just over $13,800, will be used to acquire portable radios, batteries, headsets, and chargers.
Representative Frost stated, “I am thankful for the great work the Auburn Police Department does day and night in protecting our community. I know this grant will assist in their ongoing efforts as communication is always key especially during times of emergency and crisis. ”
“As a former law enforcement officer, I recognize the importance of providing our public safety officials with the tools necessary to effectively perform their duties,” said Senator Michael O. Moore, who serves as Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. “Congratulations to Chief Sluckis and the entire Department. I am confident that this funding will assist with their ongoing mission to keep the community safe.”
The grant, part of the Community Trust Fund, was set up by the Legislature to retain revenue from the sale of “United We Stand” license plates. Every few years funding is distributed to communities to assist police and fire services in enhancing their emergency response capabilities.