Shorewood Police Department Grant Participation
Grants are by definition direct monetary assistance to an organization to undertake a specific project or program and fund solutions to identified problems within a community. Grants come from federal, state and private resources and are a great way for our department to receive funding beyond the limits of our operational budget. SHPD currently participates in the grants listed below.
State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Agency Grant
In March 2022, Governor Evers announced a new investment of more than $50 million to help make Wisconsin communities safer, including nearly $19 million to be allocated to every local and tribal LEA across the state. The allocation for each LEA is based on the size of the population served, with an add-on for communities where violent crime exceeds the state average.
The Program is intended to provide LEAs with additional resources to help offset certain costs associated with hiring, training, testing, and equipping law-enforcement officers, as well as updating certain technology and policies and implementing new crime-reduction initiatives.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Narcan Law Enforcement Program
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide naloxone to law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin in an effort to reduce overdose deaths and save lives. Law enforcement agencies will receive NARCAN ® at no cost to be able to administer NARCAN ® when responding to an overdose incident in the community and/or among fellow responding officers.
In addition, NARCAN ® obtained through this grant solicitation may be distributed or “left behind” by law enforcement to help increase community access to NARCAN ® and prevent overdoses.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Grant
The Bureau of Transportation Safety (BOTS) provides traffic safety grants to organizations and partners that provide services that minimize the number of traffic fatalities and injuries each year. Partners include health centers, law enforcement, fire departments, emergency medical services and other agencies who share the goal of minimizing traffic fatalities on Wisconsin roads.
The goal of traffic enforcement is to change the public’s negative driving behaviors. High Visibility Enforcement educates the public on the agency’s traffic enforcement plans with the goal of voluntary compliance from the public. The more often the public learns of enforcement activities, the more likely the positive driving behaviors become a habit.
Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership
The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions a total of $548 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,490,930).