Killdeer Police Department received a grant to fund a new radio for department communications from the Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Fund.
By Zak Wellerman
The grant was $3,000 and covered the majority of the radio’s cost. The rest of money came from the Killdeer PD annual budget, Killdeer Chief of Police Eric Braathen said.
He added that the new radio is an Apex 6000.
An officer’s radio has about an eight to 10 years of life and the replaced radio had stopped working, Braathen said.
“It’s the way of communication for state radio and between officers. It’s our main way of communicating,” Braathen said.
He said the department will need at least four more radios due to the batteries no longer lasting.
“We’re appreciative of getting the grant and will be looking for grant money for the new ones,” he said.