Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter awarded $404,980 to four Tulsa-area law enforcement agencies Tuesday.
The money comes from the Safe Oklahoma Grant Program, which is intended to help agencies combat violent crime. The Tulsa Police Department got $296,500. Deputy Chief Dennis Larsen said last year, TPD seized 335 illegal guns, largely thanks to the same grant program.
"That's 173 percent more than we took off the streets in 2012, just five years ago," Larsen said. "This year, 2017, the first of September, we're at 300 firearms seized."