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Pueblo Police Department asking for a state grant to help its officers

Pueblo Police
Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 19:27:59-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department is asking for a state grant to help its officers in tough situations.

The department is asking for money from The Peace Officers Mental Health Support grant program. The program provides financial assistance to law enforcement agencies for mental health services.

If the department receives the money, it will go towards more training for its peer support group and include mental health services for officers' families.

"You know sometimes our officers are subjected to the worst of the worst," said Captain Kenny Rider. "They see just horrible situations, so we want to make sure they are taken care of, and I think if we do that, they will deliver better services to our customers."

The Pueblo Police Department has allowed the peer support group to go out to critical incidents, like officer involved shooting.