Rep. Estes Announces School Safety Grant for Harvey County Schools
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a $374,787 grant for the Harvey County School District from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). This grant will help improve security at schools and on school grounds. It can be used to train law enforcement, purchase equipment like metal detectors and technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency, and other measures that provide a significant improvement in security.
“When we drop our children off at school, we want to know they’re safe,” said Rep. Estes. “This funding will help Harvey County schools invest in training, equipment and other measures to increase student and teacher safety and security.”
The Department of Justice COPS office works to advance and reform community policing by providing information and funding to state and local law enforcement. Harvey County is one of 160 schools across the country receiving a grant at this time.Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.