Katko Announces $300K For Syracuse Police To Improve Crisis Intervention, Community Policing
The Syracuse Police Department is receiving thousands in federal funding to improve how it responds to crisis situations.
The more than $300,000 will also support training on community policing, according to a release from the office of U.S. Rep. John Katko.
“This funding will help prevent crime and build trust between law enforcement and the community," Katko said in a statement. “With this new funding, the Syracuse Police Department will build their capacity to deploy community policing efforts and crisis intervention techniques.”
Part of the $323,887 come from a federal program focused on embedding mental health professionals alongside law enforcement officers. Additional money was made available through an initiative that emphasizes police-community relations.