Salas Announces $2 Million Investment in Public Safety for Lemoore

Funding secured in the 2021-2022 state budget will build a new emergency response center

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LEMOORE, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined local leaders, community members and officials from the City of Lemoore to award a $2 million public safety investment for the city. Secured in the 2021-22 state budget, Assemblymember Salas acquired this critical funding for the City of Lemoore to complete a new dispatching facility for the Lemoore Police Department and Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department. Assemblymember Salas also secured $8.7 million in the 2018-2019 state budget for additional public safety projects in Kings County such as the new sheriff’s headquarters and for the completion of a new police facility in the City of Corcoran.

 

“I am thrilled to be able to bring home public safety investments for the residents of Kings County,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Improving our dispatch capabilities is the first line of defense that will help our law enforcement and fire fighters be more responsive to the citizens of Lemoore. I will continue to fight for these important projects and look forward to the completion of this great facility.”

 

This funding was included in the package of over $50 million in direct investments for projects in the Central Valley that Assemblymember Salas secured just within the last year. With the completion of the new dispatch center, both law enforcement and the volunteer fire department will be more responsive to the needs of the community – improving public safety outcomes for the region.

 

“Assemblymember Rudy Salas, on behalf of the Lemoore Police Department I want to thank you,” said Mike Kendall, Chief of Police for the Lemoore Police Department. “During the 2016 legislative cycle you secured the initial funds to get this project into the hands of an architect and allowed for the actual construction of the building to begin. In the 2021 legislative cycle you further secured the remainder of the funds that will allow us to purchase the 911 equipment and dispatching equipment to ultimately finish this project. It is my belief, once the dispatch center is fully operational, we will be able to provide a better service to the citizens of Lemoore for their Police and Fire response needs. Without your help, this project would have never surpassed the development phase and almost certainly would have never been completed.”