ARC gets new equipment

By KBJR News 1

ARC gets new equipment

August 28, 2014 Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 7:28 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Drug money, when put in the right hands, can actually do some good in the community.

Arrowhead Regional Corrections of Duluth now has some new gear thanks to 3–thousand dollars in drug forfeiture funds.

The department was able to buy four Kevlar vests for probation officers, two breathalyzers and two new laptops.

Officials say the new equipment will help keep officers safe while in the field.

"We often don't have enough funds to purchase some of the items that we desire and these are safety issues. We have combined with law enforcement agencies to help provide the equipment and they are very much needed and appreciated," said Dan Bartlett, unit supervisor for the adult probation at ARC.

ARC got the money after providing information to Duluth police that led to a significant drug bust.

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