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The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.
LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.
"LEPP grants not only help protect our law enforcement officers who perform dangerous duties day and night but also increase community and citizen safety," Gov. Steve Beshear said. "It's a win-win situation for the Commonwealth."
The Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police, receives income from the sale of confiscated weapons. The state police conducts auctions with federally licensed firearms dealers to generate money for LEPP.
LEPP funds are used to support goes to law enforcement agencies throughout the state.