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Katko Announces $300K For Syracuse Police To Improve Crisis Intervention, Community Policing

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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.