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Sheriff's Office receives grant funds for new equipment

Devices secured following public safety laws passed in 2021

DAVENPORT—The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received $148,138 in grant funding from the state Department of Commerce for “less than lethal” equipment following legislative laws passed at the state level regarding public safety in the 2021 session.

House Bill 1310 specifically targeted use of force by law enforcement officers, including physical and deadly, and promoted less lethal alternatives and de-escalation strategies.

The Department of Commerce then announced law enforcement agencies could apply for grant funding to obtain this “less than lethal” equipment, which Sheriff Wade Magers app...


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