State Representative Pete Aguilar announced Tuesday the city of San Bernardino’s Police Department is receiving another round of federal grant funding. This is the second grant awarded to the department this summer.
The latest Department of Justice grant to the San Bernardino Police Department is over $500,000. This comes after the city received $5.3 million from the government in July to form community-based policing teams.
In a press release, Representative Aguilar said the new federal funding will help the city with its struggles against a high crime rate and budget shortfalls. The funds will help cover the cost of public safety including the purchase of services and equipment to boost investigation capabilities.