LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg police will use nearly $20 million to keep the streets safe.
The newly approved budget will help the department replace the handgun system, which they do every few years. But about 80% of the money will go to salaries and benefits.
While they didn’t receive funding for new officer positions, they were granted three administrative positions.
“We’re looking to see where we’re going to allocate those positions to get sworn officers on the street. So, the idea is we would be able to plug those professional staff positions into traditional roles where officers may have been,” said Carrie Dungan, community relations coordinator for Lynchburg police.
LPD also received an additional grant to bring more capability to their body cameras.