The National rifle Association has awarded the Navasota Police Department with a grant.
Police Chief Shawn Myatt, spoke on that at Monday’s city council meeting, and said this is their second year in a row to receive the grant, and garnered $2,800 in funds this go round.
For what, though, will those funds be used?
“This year, we are using it for buying practice ammunition. We have to qualify each year, and we go through a lot of ammunition doing that for the state, so we are compliant. But, it always seemed like we were a little shot if we ever did any extra training. So, this helps supplement that,” said Myatt.
“We are also going to supplement our ‘less than lethal’ tools we use. One we are looking at right now to add is the less than lethal shotgun…most people call it a beanbag…but, it also assists us for a less than lethal option in our tool chest.”
He went on to note that there is no financial match, for the city or department.
“It is simply making the application, and it is the lottery type of thing. We have been very blessed to receive it each year thus far,” Myatt said.
In his update to council, he also introduced two new police officer’s, who’s first full week on the job was this week.