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December 9-- Keeping the streets safe in any town is a big task for local police departments. It takes manpower, resources, and of course money. Well the City of Lyons Police Department just received a big boost when they found out they received a grant for $20,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker said “We received a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for twenty thousand dollars that will help us in purchasing equipment for traffic safety and enforcement and also training and expenses for training those officers on those issues as well. It’s based on the numbers that is sent into the state every year as far as the number of seat belt tickets, speeding tickets, DUI’s, etc.”

“We’ve already received part of the funds and equipment has been ordered. Some of it has come in and I’m sure the community has probably seen or heard that we did a concentrated patrol this past Thursday,” Walker added.

Chief Walker said, “We’re just thankful that we we’re awarded the grant and I think it has a lot to do with the enforcement numbers that the Lyons Police Department produces every year. We do that in order to make the streets of Lyons as safe as possible for the people of the community to travel on.”