Paducah leaders agree to apply for grant in partnership with Cape Girardeau
In a partnership to equip police and firefighters with the latest technology, Paducah leaders agreed Tuesday night to apply with Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for a 2016 Port Security Grant.
The Paducah Police Department is asking for $11,008.50. The money would pay for three security cameras to monitor the floodwall. That would require a $3,669.50 match from the city
The Paducah Fire Department is asking for $531,675.60. It wants to buy radiation or nuclear detection equipment and a fire rescue boat. The city says the fire department will budget a cash match of $88,705.40 and an in-kind match of $57,644.80 The detection equipment will be distributed between Paducah and Cape Girardeau.
Cape agreed to contribute either an in-kind or cash match totaling an estimated $32,000.