KGOU

Public Safety Agencies Make Pitch For FY16 Funding

Jan 27, 2015

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
Credit Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training said Tuesday during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary that its training track is in desperate need for repair.

CLEET requested $3,809,401 in appropriations for FY2016. In FY2015 they were given $3,554,474.

Director Steven Emmons said their 1.8 mile training track is plagued by deep, hazardous ditches that have formed along the side of the road as a result of soil erosion that is a problem for the area they are located.

These same erosion problems have also caused part of their skills track to begin to crumble in upon itself.

As part of the agency’s budget request, more than $1.9 million would be spent on track repair and erosion control.

Other agencies appearing included the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the State Fire Marshall, the Department of Public Safety, the Medicological Board of Investigations, and the  ABLE Commission,

-----

KGOU produces journalism in the public interest, essential to an informed electorate. Help support informative, in-depth journalism with a donation online, or contact our Membership department.