Tulsa Police getting money from Homeland Security

Wednesday, October 20th 2004, 5:52 am
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Police Department is upgrading the city's security.

It's receiving more than half a million dollars in grant money from the Office of Homeland Security.

The Tulsa Police Department will get $457,000 to help secure the 911 system and telecommunications building. Another $191,000 will secure the main police station.

Emergency workers with Tulsa's Homeland Security Task Force say there will be plenty of benefits. Emergency coordinator Kelly Deal: "Everything we do in the name of terrorism, only betters our ability to protect our citizens and to respond to more likely disasters that may occur such as tornados and flooding and so on."

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is also receiving a grant of more than $180,000. It will also upgrade security features.