The City of Pocahontas today stated that on December 1st the Pocahontas Police Dept. was notified that they were awarded a grant through the Arkansas Department of Public Safety totaling $49,771.18.

The released stated “The Police Dept. is going to use this funding to purchase new radio equipment. The radio equipment we are currently using is nearing the end of it’s service life. The Police Dept hopes to have these new radios installed in the coming months.”