Coon Rapids Police Department receives grant

The Coon Rapids Police Department has received $17,226 from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program.

According to Police Chief Brad Wise, the department will buy non-budgeted equipment with the grant dollars.

They are five Panasonic touch-screen computers to be placed in squad cars; four pairs of binoculars to replace old equipment’ and a hard shell ballistic shield to be placed into service as an officer safety device.