The Town of Woodbury has received three federal grants totaling $131,000, funds that Supervisor Frank J. Palermo said will be used for the police department and the town court.
The first grant of $75,000 will be utilized by the Woodbury Police Department’s Tactical Team Development.
The second grant, totaling $50,000, will go toward purchasing Woodbury’s third K9 Bomb Dog. This program began in 2017 when Zeke joined the Woodbury Police Department as the first K9 Police Dog. Woodbury expanded this program by acquiring a second K9, Niki, also with a grant from the federal government.
Bomb Dogs remain active until the age of eight and Zeke is coming up on his sixth birthday.
“The Town of Woodbury is proud of this wonderful program,” Palermo said in the press release detailing the federal funding. “Police dogs add value and we will continue to cultivate and obtain additional police dogs. They have become integral in this town and will continue into Woodbury’s future.”
The third grant bestowed upon Woodbury is for the Court House. A $6,000 grant will be used to enhance shelving capacity at the Courts. In addition, it will enable the town to purchase a walk-through metal detector and focus on enhancing safety measures.