TOPEKA – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office was awarded a grant for law enforcement technology, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The office will receive $18,560 to purchase in-car computers for the agency’s patrol cars.

“Equipping local law enforcement offices with modern technology is critical to improving public safety in our state,” Schmidt said. “We are pleased to offer these grants to support local priorities.”

The grant is part of the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and was awarded by the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Schmidt serves as the chair of the council.