Homeland Security grant approved for Sherman

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, TEXAS - The city of Sherman will get an enhanced security system thanks to a grant approved by the City Council Monday night.

The city was granted more than $80,000 from the State Homeland Security Grant program.
It's Sherman's 9th year to get the grant and local authorities tell us it will help fund a next generation 911 system.
Officials say there has been a decrease in federal funding in the past few years, that's why the city is working hard to maximize federal dollars to better serve citizens.

"This will help enhance that system by allowing us to track cell phone users and those with hearing disabilities and tie those systems together and provide a better response for emergency personnel," said Chief Jeff Jones of Sherman Fire Department.

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