KENOSHA, WI–Kenosha will receive state grant money to help fund the police department’s beat patrol this year. Two state Department of Justice grants totalling 261-thousand dollars were approved by the city council this week. The first and larger grant will provide for salary and benefits and the other will pay for the officers overtime.

The city will match with about 40-thousand dollars toward the effort. 17th district Alderman David Bogdala told WLIP’s Wake Up Kenosha that the beat patrol is instrumental in building relationships between cops and the citizens they serve and protect.