The city will get $99,178 in Bureau of Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to fund New Bedford Police Department overtime and new equipment purchases.
"I know I speak for many when I say that I am extremely grateful for the work our police officers do to keep our communities safe," said U.S. Rep. William Keating, a proponent of the grant, in a statement. "This funding will help the New Bedford Police Department deliver vital services to our community by providing for department overtime and the purchase of new equipment."
Mayor Jon Mitchell said he was "grateful to Congressman Keating for his leadership and advocacy for New Bedford's application. The New Bedford Police Department will utilize the funding to support critically important public safety services including targeted patrols and investigations as well for equipment and technology upgrades."