JCSO receives $17,500 grant for new patrol vehicle

Big Sandy Area Development District Director Ben Hale, right, presents Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor, left, and Johnson County Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie, center, the paperwork and check for a $17,500 DLG ADF grant to go towards a new vehicle for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Department for Local Government has announced an Area Development Fund grant of $17,500 to Johnson County Fiscal Court, on behalf of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The grant will assist the county in the purchase of a vehicle for the sheriff’s department.

“These funds will allow the sheriff’s office to increase its fleet size and provide deputies with additional patrol vehicles,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “Ultimately, this will help keep Johnson County residents safe.

“Reliable patrol vehicles are necessary for law enforcement officers to safely do their jobs,” Sen. Brandon Smith said. “I’m pleased to see these funds invested in Johnson County.

 “Providing our local law enforcement officials with resources to keep our residents safe is critically important, and this is a much welcome investment,” Rep. Bobby McCool said. “I’d like to thank Commissioner Dunahoo and all who played a role in securing this key investment in our county.”

“It’s a big deal for our small department, and I’m very thankful for it,” Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor said.

The ADF Grant program was established by the 1976 Kentucky General Assembly to fund projects that contribute to community or industrial development. The funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. For more information, visit, dlg.ky.gov.

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