Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded grant funding to local police agencies.
This year, monies were awarded to the Village of Youngstown Police Department for the purchase of a computer in the amount of $1,100; the Town of Somerset Police Department received $1,583 for the purchase of a Taser-conducted electrical weapon; the Town of Lewiston Police Department was awarded $1,000 for the purchase of a ballistic vest; and the Village of Middleport Police Department received $987 for the purchase of driver’s license scanners.
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation was created in 1998 with the goal of supporting law enforcement efforts that aren't funded by taxpayer dollars.
Pictured, from left: Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti, LPD Chief Frank Previte, Voutour, MPD Chief John Swick and YPD Sgt. Jim Ullery.