Basile Police receive grant
Basile received a $47,000 grant to help purchase public safety equipment and maintenance equipment.
The USDA Rural Development grant was announced by U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
The grant will be used to acquire six bulletproof vests, six body cameras and four portable radios for law enforcement in Basile. Basile received another $49,700 grant to purchase two police patrol cars that are better equipped to navigate the town’s gravel roads.
“Public safety is a priority for families and community leaders in every city and town across the nation,” Kennedy said. “The law enforcement in every community needs access to the proper resources to keep residents and their properties safe. These grants will provide the resources necessary to improve and update public safety equipment in several of Louisiana’s rural communities.”