The City of Gastonia Police Department will be applying for 2021 Justice Assistance Grant funding. The total amount being requested in $71,008 and will be divided among the Gastonia Police Department ($40,840), the Gaston County Police Department ($12,415), and the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office ($17,752). Each agency is requesting projects based on the funds provided. The Gastonia Police Department will be requesting automated license plate readers. The Gaston County Police Department will be requesting laptops for their community policing unit. The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office will be requesting stop sticks, pepper ball bundle kit, bean bag rounds, and compliant technologies for the jail. Please send comments regarding this grant application to Amanda Neese at email@example.com.