The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be able to purchase some new equipment thanks to a federal grant.
Last week, the Goldsboro City Council approved accepting the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West explained how the funds would be split:
- The Goldsboro Police Department will receive $20,859.60 to purchase crowd control protective equipment in the event of a mass gathering involving actual or potential violence that threatens officer safety.
- The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will use its $13,906.40 to purchase a vehicle.
The grant total is $34,766.