BREAKING: Voters pass one-percent transportation sales tax referendum in Dawson County
The one-percent sales tax will help fund a variety of road-related fixes across Dawson County.
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Sheriff’s office applies for school safety grant
Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson speaks about a federal COPS grant for school safety during the BOC’s June 16 work session. - photo by Julia Hansen
Following a discussion about school safety at a Board of Commissioners meeting earlier this month, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office has now been given the go-ahead to apply for federal funding to address the issue. The BOC voted unanimously to approve DCSO applying for a school safety-specific Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant during their June 16 voting session, just before the first deadline of June 17. The board’s decision follows the BOC’s May 5 approval to apply for a separate COPS grant which would allow DCSO to hire up to four more certified law enforcement officers. The school safety grant would allow law enforcement to apply for $500,000, with a 25 percent local cash match.