By Albert Trevino
The Corrigan City Council moved forward with multiple grant requests for law-enforcement upgrades during its January regular meeting.
During the action agenda, the council approved three requests to the Texas Criminal Justice Division’s (TCJD) grant program to primarily upgrade out-of-date equipment with the local police department.
Also during the meeting, the city officially called the upcoming General Election for May 6, 2023.
Dorrie Cotton was also appointed the City Secretary again after serving in the same position in recent years.
The first grant request is under the TCJD’s Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program. TCJD accepts applications for projects under this program to increase the safety of Texas law enforcement officers and prevent further loss of life in active shooter situations.
The Body-Worn Camera Grant Program is to equip peace officers with body-worn cameras to help improve public safety and support victims of crime by addressing system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common problems.
The third grant on the agenda reportedly relates to upgrading equipment for law-enforcement vehicles.