Congressman to Present $500,000 Grant for Public Safety Infrastructure
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 02, 2009, September 02, 2009

Who: City of Arlington and Congressman Joe Barton

What: News Conference

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

Where: Emergency Operations Center, Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center, 620 W.
Division St. in Arlington

Why: To present the City of Arlington with a $500,000 grant for information technology infrastructure to improve telecommunications. With Mayor Robert Cluck, Barton will also meet with public safety officials and tour Arlington's Emergency Operations Center.

The $500,000 grant will be used to fund telecommunications hardware to upgrade the City's IT infrastructure to ensure that police officers and other emergency responders do not lose voice and data communications that support computer-aided dispatch, police records management, e-mail, internet access, and other systems.

Congressman Joe Barton was first elected in 1984 to serve the Sixth District of Texas, which is made up of Ellis County, Navarro County, a portion of Limestone County, Freestone County, Leon County, and Houston County. His district also includes portions of Tarrant County and the cities of Arlington, Crowley, Fort Worth, and Mansfield.

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