HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV) -- The Harrisonburg Police Department may soon have more tools to keep you safe as a federal grant would allow the department to fight serious crimes and even terrorism.
The city council has to decide whether to use the $14,000 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
The equipment would allow HPD to detect, prevent and investigate serious crimes.
It would also help investigate and intervene on terrorist incidents.
Council member Richard Baugh says it's state of the art equipment it would normally not be able to afford.
"There are things that even if they sit on the shelves somewhat, they sit on the shelves so on those times that you hopefully don't have an emergency situation but when you do you have some sophisticated tools that you can pull down and apply," said Baugh.
He said if they don't accept the grant they will have to give the money back to the federal government.
The city has received this grant in previous years.
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