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Police receive grant money to battle guns

Superior police Chief Floyd Peters said Friday that his office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department have received a $31,470 federal grant for the purpose of reducing gun violence associated with domestic abuse.

Superior police Chief Floyd Peters said Friday that his office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department have received a $31,470 federal grant for the purpose of reducing gun violence associated with domestic abuse.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the national Project Safe Neighborhoods Program and anti-gang initiative.

Peters said that, with community partners, a domestic reduction team called DART was created.

"The DART unit officers look for patterns of increasing frequency or elevated violence in domestic abuse incidents," he said. "DART officers meet with victims and offenders to establish a point of contact and to establish safety plans.''

Peters said his officers and sheriff's deputies will assist each other in apprehending a domestic abuse suspect who has moved between the two juris-dictions.

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"The need for the aggressive pursuit of offenders is made clear when there are earlier violations of restraining orders and/or the threat of weapons involved, thus necessitating that perpetrators be apprehended,'' Peters said.

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