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Wisconsin cities get federal grants for schools security

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Oct. 01, 2010

By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel

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West Allis and Wauwatosa are among nine Wisconsin cities getting a share of $15.91 million from the federal Community Oriented Policing Services to help make schools safer.

COPS, and its Secure Our Schools program, are part the U.S. Department of Justice. The grants are meant to pay partial costs of locks, lighting, fencing, metal detectors, surveillance systems and the like at schools. The nearly $16 million will go to 167 agencies and municipalities in 40 states and Puerto Rico.

Wisconsin grants include:

City of Wauwatosa, $491,911

West Allis Police Department, $499,286

City of Baraboo, $10,000

Door County Sheriff's Department, $25,680

City of Lake Geneva,  $56,610

Mauston Police Department, $104,577

Minocqua Police Department, $32,085

City of Shullsburg,  $3,600

West Salem Police Department, $20,188

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