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TCSO requests grant money for new programs

TCSO requests grant money for new programs (KTUL)
TCSO requests grant money for new programs (KTUL)
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It's an office that's already undergone massive change, and more could be on the way.

"These are new grants for this office," said Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado, applying for nearly $500,000 spread out over three grants.

A $130,000 from the attorney general's office would help serve warrants for violent offenders.

"It will pay for the overtime for those deputies," he said.

Another $250,000 from the Department of Justice would help responsed to people with mental health needs.

"It helps us again facilitate programs that they need as opposed to jail or incarceration," said Regalado.

And $100,00 from the DOJ would help pay for community-oriented policing services.

"It's going to allow us to train citizens in law enforcement operations," he said.

Meanwhile, already immersed in community-oriented policing...

"Safety is a prime concern for a lot of people in the area," said Jennifer Rush of the Crime Prevention Network. "We have a lot of tips that come to us that are outside the city of Tulsa jurisdiction."

Rush is meeting with the sheriff later this week in hopes off fostering a fruitful crime-fighting relationship.

"Working in partnership with with crime prevention is absolutely important," said Regalado.

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