Monroe County Sheriff’s department receives security grant

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has received a $200,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security.
Sheriff Andy Hood said the money was issued because of local industry, Trontox.
“It is specifically to help us improve our equipment, capabilities and services in case of a major event,” Hood said. “We are wanting to focus on equipment upgrades and increasing our level of training and response for deputies.”
Hood said some of the upgrades for his department will be new computer and communication systems, fully equipping the Mobile Command Center, buying new tactical vests and equipment for the S.W.A.T team and increasing the department’s level of training and capabilities to handle major events.