WEBB CITY, MO.--- Grant funding will help a local police department upgrade its dispatching system. The Webb City Police Department will get $26,000 from the Jasper County Law Enforcement Sales Tax Grant Board to help pay for new computer aided dispatching. The change means Webb City will be on the same system as Jasper County emergency services.
"Work together better, get to where we communicate seamlessly. You know, that's really been the goal since 9/11 really. There's been a big push nationwide to get departments to be able to communicate in emergency situations, which is exactly what we're doing," said Carl Francis, Webb City Police Chief.
The board also approved another $4,000 to help Webb City police pay fees for the Jasper County Drug Task Force.
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