Van Buren Co. Sheriff’s Office receives CARES grant

From left to right: Ryan Post-Director of the Finance Department, Lt Robert Kirk-Office of Domestic Preparedness/Homeland Security VBC Sheriff’s Office Division, Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott, Undersheriff Kevin Conklin, and Operations Lt Jim Charon

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office has received $127,680 from the CARES Act to purchase trailers, traffic cones, folding tables, chairs, a generator and a tent for mobile COVID-19 testing sites.

The equipment can also be used for future mobile vaccinations or other programs.

Officials also used the money to purchase updated in-car computers, laptops for the Emergency Operation Center and the administration staff.

The new computers will allow employees to work from home and can be sanitized.

From left to right: Ryan Post-Director of the Finance Department, Lt Robert Kirk-Office of Domestic Preparedness/Homeland Security VBC Sheriff’s Office Division, Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott, Undersheriff Kevin Conklin, and Operations Lt Jim Charon


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