PCSO Awarded Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant

PCSO Awarded Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant

May 13, 2021 News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Laura Hamilton laura@kkcqradio.com (05/13/2021)

Polk County Sheriff’s Office is adding to their fleet of boats to assist in keeping the county safe. They applied for a State of Minnesota Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant and were awarded an 18′ X 8′ Alumitech Airboat with a 450-hp motor and aluminum trailer. Sheriff Jim Tadman says this will be a great asset for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Boat and Water Program is very active and is supervised by Sgt. Scott Bixby.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office works in cooperation with the Minnesota DNR which has allowed them to apply each year for Federal Equipment grants. County agencies throughout the state of Minnesota submit applications which are reviewed by a panel for consideration and the grant itself is decided based on the request in the application and the program activity.