Tom Bean Police Department Awarded State Grant

Police Chief Tim Green is pleased to share this exciting news:

When I was hired to be Chief of Police with this organization in 2017, I was tasked with improving the operations of the police department. After an in-depth evaluation, we were able to determine that the internal network systems being utilized for the collection and storage of police records and information was significantly outdated, and in desperate need of being upgraded.

When I first raised these issues with Mayor Howard, and we began looking into what the cost of the needed upgrades was going to be, we both concluded that in order to do what we needed to do it was going to require funds that the city simply did not have, and likely would not have in the foreseeable future. It was at this point that we decided the best course of action was to seek federal and state grant assistance with our project.

Many months ago, we applied for a special grant through the Office of the Governor to assist with our efforts to achieve our goal of installing and implementing a modern, secure computer network both internally as well as within our police vehicles deployed in the field.

Today I am pleased to announce that we have received news that we have been awarded a grant of $57,596.08 to finally make this dream a reality. I am honored to have been a part of this project and I am looking forward to seeing it through to its conclusion. Thank you all for your support!