Special to The Advocate
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett was awarded a 2021 Community Mitigation Fund Specific Impact Grant for $70,000 from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the Everett Police Department. “The funding from the 2021 Community Mitigation Fund Specific Impact Grant will help our Police Department better serve our residents,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I am grateful to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for awarding the City of Everett this grant that will allow our department to support the needs of the community.”
The Everett Police Department received the grant to provide funding for additional late-night patrols and additional equipment. The grant will fund the cost of 150 extra overtime patrols, allowing there to be two officers assigned in four-hour blocks on weekend nights as well as on Thursday or Sunday nights during special events that might increase traffic in the area. The grant will also include funding for a vehicle for use by the Everett Police Department assigned to the Gaming Enforcement unit.