Money from the 2010 Homeland Security Grant will be used in the purchase of communication equipment which will be used mostly by the police departments, county constables, and lake patrol who will receive portable radios.
According to Bush, the funds have already been awarded and have to be spent by July 3, 2012. Bush explained that the county will purchase the equipment and be reimbursed after it is received. Bush stated that the county desires to purchase the Kenwood brand because that is the brand currently used and what the officers are more familiar with.
"We chose Kenwood because we want everything to be compatible and because we want everyone to be familiar with the equipment," said Bush. "Most of our radios in the county are Kenwood now, so we plan to get bids on a common product."
To see a list of items to be bid on, click here.