$4.5 million in federal grants have been awarded to municipalities across New York State to support homeland security efforts.

The Utica Police Department will get $100,000 for equipment and training of its tactical team.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office was also awarded $100,000 under the Tactical Team Grant Program.

The funding comes from the U.S Department of Homeland Security and was announced by members of New York's Congressional delegation and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"We know all too well the threat posed by terrorism and recent events have only further demonstrated the need for our first responders to have the resources to respond swiftly and effectively to emergency situations," Governor Cuomo said. "This
administration remains committed to ensuring these brave men and women are fully prepared to keep New Yorkers safe in every corner of the state."

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