BRPD receives million dollar grant to fund community council

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44)- The City-Parish approved a million-dollar grant for the Baton Rouge Police Department to fund a community council to help combat crime.

In addition to community leaders, BRPD will have a team of analyst and researchers that work with the leaders to pinpoint a specific area where crime is prevalent. L’Jean Mckneely, a spokesperson for BRPD says the funding will be an asset for law enforcement.

“In certain things that happen around the city, we’ll be able to give our officers that information so they’ll have the very best,” Mckneely said.

The money is coming from a federal grant called the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It’ll cover a million dollars worth of the cost.

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