Sheriff looks to purchase robot to fight crime
The newest member of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will have no heart. It will also have no fear.
County commissioners March 11 approved a request by Sheriff Adam King to use a $87,461 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Justice to purchase a tactical robot and communication equipment for use in responding to critical incidents.
The communications equipment will be a throw phone for direct dialogue with a person, King said.
Also addressed by commissioners were:
• Approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Keene regarding the jurisdiction of plat approval in Keene’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Public Works Director David Disheroon said all Johnson County cities except Burleson and Cleburne have agreed to have the county be responsible for platting in the respective city’s ETJ.
The interlocal agreements are designed to make platting uniform throughout the county, Disheroon said.
• Reappointed Harmon and Prec. 4 Commissioner Larry Woolley to the Cleburne Tax Increment Financing No. 2 board of directors for a two-year term.
• Reappointed Bobby de la Garza and Tim Whitlock to the Johnson County Economic Development Commission board of directors for a two-year term.
• Appointed Robert Purdom to the Johnson County Economic Development Commission board of directors for a two-year term.