Wright City

Wright City police receive $9,000 grant

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 2/7/24

The Wright City MO Police Department received a block grant from the Department of Public Safety to pay for new computers for their vehicles.

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Wright City police receive $9,000 grant


The Wright City Police Department received $9,075 from a local law enforcement block grant from the Department of Public Safety, it was announced during the Jan. 25 board of aldermen meeting.

Police Chief Tom Canavan said the department would use the money to purchase two in-car computers for the city’s police vehicles.

The police department is working to replace the in-car computers in all of its vehicles.

“The current computers that we have are no longer serviceable,” Police Lieut. Aaron Sutton told aldermen in December when the city approved applying for an unrelated grant. “They will not provide parts. There’s no warranty. There’s nothing that we can do outside of taking an old computer and getting it together with what we have now.

At the time, Sutton said the cost of the new computers and docks is $49,000.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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