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Albany police receive thousands of dollars for homeland security

April 22, 2004

Albany- The Albany Police Department is getting ready to spend almost $368,000 on more homeland security equipment.

That's how much the APD is getting from the homeland security grant program this year. This is some of the equipment the department has purchased in the past two years, with a total of about $205,000.

Bio-chemical suits like these and this robot that can defuse bombs are vital to have in case of terrorist attacks in South Georgia.

"We recognize that Southwest Georgia is more of a farming agriculture type community and we probably have, along with a couple other communities, some of the better trained individuals, better equipment and personnel," said Chief Bobby Johnson.

APD has several special teams that are continually trained to use this specialized equipment.

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