Shopping Show - 8am Saturday - Click here to browse & Shop
Door County Daily | Nicolet Broadcasting, Inc. 30 N. 18th Ave Ste 8, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 920-746-9430 | 9341 Spring Road 18B, Fishing Creek, WI 54212 920-868-2301 | WBDK 96.7FM 60's 70's 80's South, WRKU 102.1FM Classic Hits, WRLU 104.1FM country | WSBW 105.1FM 60's 70's 80's North
Email Sign-Up
Buy Local - Business Directory
enter to win
Listen on Demand


Sturgeon Bay, WI

Opinion Poll

survey hosting


View More Events


View More Events

KCSD, WIPD To Receive Grants To Improve Officer, Public Safety


The Washington Island Police Department and Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department are among 68 small police and sheriff departments across the state to receive a share of $300,000 in Byrne Justice Assistance grant funds from the state Office of Justice Assistance.

The Smaller Police Agency Crime Initiative (SPACI) grants will help improve officer and public safety, improve communication capacity between departments, and improve officer efficiency. 

The Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department received $6,788 for the 2012 Kewaunee County Crime Initiative.

The Washington Island Police Department was awarded $1,000 for surveillance equipment.  

A total of 119 agencies applied for the grants, with funding requests ($955,000) far outpacing the amount of money available ($300,000).

The OJA says smaller police agencies -- those with twenty or fewer sworn officers -- often do not have the economy of scale to absorb capital costs and make investments in needed, but expensive, equipment. Smaller police agencies are also frequently overlooked in many competitive grant opportunities, which may have eligibility or grant criteria that favor larger agencies.

In addition to providing public safety services in their own communities, many smaller law enforcement agencies and county sheriff departments are called upon to assist in other jurisdictions. Small police agencies contributing their resources are an important part of effective response to larger incidents.


Copyright © 2016 Door County Daily News - WBDK - WRKU - WRLU - WSBW
30 N 18th Ave Suite 8 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone (920) 746-9430 · Equal Employment Opportunity Report

Nicolet Broadcasting, Inc is an equal opportunity employer - Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This site was created by

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter RSS Feed