ADA, OK -- The Ada Police Department was one of six Oklahoma Law enforcement agencies to receive the Attorney General's Safe Oklahoma Grant.
Assistant Police Chief, Jeff Crosby, says their department received $100,000 to use over the next year.
He says the grant will benefit not only their officers, but the community as well.
The grant was awarded by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, and will help local law enforcement agencies respond to violent crimes in their area.
Crosby says the grant will last one year.
He says the funds will be used to help pay officers to work overtime, and residents can expect to see more officers on foot as well as on bike.
Crosby says they will be patrolling areas of town where crime rates are higher.
"We're gonna put officers in those areas with those grant funds," Crosby said. "They'll be patrolling and enforcing the laws. There will be more of a police presence in areas where we need a police presence."
Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton Police Departments received the grant, as well as the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Sheriff's Departments.