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Blunt: Kansas City Police Department Receives $5 Million in Grant Funding to Help Combat Violent Crime

May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, welcomed the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement that the Kansas City Police Department is receiving more than $5 million in grant funding to support DOJ’s Operation Relentless Pursuit initiative.

“As co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, making sure police officers have the resources they need to keep families safe is a top priority,” said Blunt. “This grant funding will allow the Kansas City Police Department to strengthen task force operations targeting violent crimes like drug trafficking and gang activity. I’ll continue working with Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, and the administration to make sure local law enforcement agencies have the federal support they need to protect the communities they serve.”  

Additional information on the funding announcement is available here.  

Funding for Operation Relentless Pursuit was included in the Blunt-backed FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill.


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