Baucus, Tester announce nearly $14,000 for Missoula law enforcement

Montana’s U.S.
Senators today announced that Missoula
County and the City of Missoula will receive
nearly $14,000 to equip sheriff’s deputies with tasers and to help log


Senators Max Baucus and Jon
Tester said the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office will get $8,245 to purchase
ten new tasers and two taser holsters.  Missoula County deputies have been using
non-lethal tasers since 2003.


The Missoula Police
Department will use $5,496 to help fund a part-time clerk who will log and
process evidence.


“Making Montana’s communities safer and better
places to live and work has always been one of my top priorities,” Baucus
said.  “It’s good to see this money go to
work for Montanans and to support good jobs in the Garden City.”


“This is a smart investment
that will go a long way in the Missoula
area,” Tester said.  “It will provide
officers with the equipment they need to protect the community, protect
themselves, and to help make sure justice is served.”


The $13,741 in grant money
comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program,
which funds law enforcement, drug fighting and prosecution efforts across the