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Burglars targeted

Friday, September 17, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Recovery Act funding will help Mississippi County target burglars.

Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that the county was approved as a sub-recipient of a grant which reimburses local law enforcement agencies for overtime salary expenditures related to the investigation of agriculture-related crime.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol received funding for a Rural Crimes Investigative Unit from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act, according to a letter from Col. Ronald K. Replogle, MSHP superintendent.

A minimum of $300,000 was allocated for paying local overtime but each officer is limited to $3,000.

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