CAPCOG re-announces gas skimmer surveillance grants, new dates
CAPCOG re-opened its grant application process for funding specialized surveillance at businesses that may be impacted by credit or debit card skimmer related crimes. The Texas Department of Agriculture is funding the grants as part of a partnership with CAPCOG to address increasing fraudulent transactions at gas pumps. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020.
Local law enforcement agencies in the ten-county region can apply for the grant. CAPCOG will award funding through inter-local agreements (ILA) with any awarded local governments. CAPCOG will give priority to those areas with the highest number of reported incidents and to those officers who have completed CAPCOG’s skimmer training. CAPCOG also will take in consideration if the applying agency has demonstrated efforts to address reported skimmer incidents but have limited resources to conduct surveillance. Officers must be able to meet the required surveillance pilot schedule.
The original application process for these grants was closed do the the COVID-19 pandemic.
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