Friday, December 20, 2013

Richmond Police Receive Funds from Attorney General

The Richmond Police Department proudly accepted a check this week from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, funds that will be used to enhance its public safety mission.

“We are grateful to the attorney general for his generosity,” Police Chief Ray J. Tarasovic said. “We have already earmarked this money for several worthwhile projects.”

Chief Tarasovic accepted a check worth $1,494,787 from the attorney general at a brief ceremony Wednesday in Richmond. The Department will spend the money in several ways:

  • K-9 Training & Community Complex       $1,184,177
  • Tactical Body Armor – SWAT Unit            $101,800
  • Driving Simulator                                         $175,395
  • Accreditation Software                                $33,415

The Department is one of several dozen law enforcement agencies in Virginia to receive money from a $115 million dollar settlement the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received in the 2012 Abbott Labs fraud investigation.