Baker-Polito Administration Awards More Than $3.5 Million or Municipal Public Safety Staffing

Uncategorized / Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Public Safety and Security Secretary Tom Turco awarded 16 police and fire departments $3,555,000 in state grant funds to assist them in maintaining public safety and emergency response core services. These funds may be used to restore, retain or hire police and fire personnel or for overtime if needed to provide adequate shift coverage to maintain appropriate staffing levels.

“Our administration deeply values the hard work public safety professions perform each day to  protect cities and towns across Massachusetts,” said Governor Baker. “These funds will help support local law enforcement in 16 communities maintain public safety operations and their core emergency response services.”

“Support through this program allows our local law enforcement partners to effectively carry out the vital roles they take on every day,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We are proud to award these grants to help cities and towns in Massachusetts better serve their residents by maintaining their public safety staffing needs.”

“The job of providing for the public’s safety is hard enough and these grants are intended to make it easier for communities to carry out those responsibilities by removing some of the uncertainties that arise from the budgeting process,” said Secretary Turco.

The following agencies have received award from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security:

MUNICIPALITY            POLICE                        FIRE                             AWARD

Brockton                    $175,200.00                $125,000.00                $300,200.00

Fall River                     $506,164.00                $460,036.00                $966,200.00

Framingham               $45,200.00                  $45,000.00                  $90,200.00

Haverhill                    $255,200.00                N/A                             $255,200.00

Lawrence                    $750,200.00                N/A                             $750,200.00

Lowell                         $131,200.00                $75,000.00                  $206,200.00

Lynn                            $450,200.00                N/A                             $450,200.00

Newton                      $88,200.00                  N/A                             $88,200.00

Malden                       $150,100.00                $150,100.00                $300,200.00

Somerville                  $74,542.00                  $73,658.00                  $148,200.00

TOTAL                         $2,626,206.00             $928,794.00                $3,555,000.00

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