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Archived News Release from 2009

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Port and Police Department Receive Homeland Security Grants

Redwood City, CA - April 9, 2009 - Redwood City’s Police Department is receiving $75,705 and the Port of Redwood City $176,903 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mayor Rosanne Foust and Port Board Chairman Richard “Dick” Dodge announced today.

The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is one of six grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. The PSGP is one tool in the comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to strengthen the nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.

The Port grant will be used for enhancements and improvements to the Port’s security systems and access control. The Police Department grant will be used for security equipment for its patrol boat and waterside security training.

We’re extremely pleased to receive this grant funding,” said Chairman Dodge. “This will offer some needed improvements to the Port’s security systems, and help ensure that we’re well-prepared for an emergency.”

Mayor Foust congratulated the Police Department and the Port for diligently working together on the successful grant request, adding, “The grants will certainly further the ongoing coordination between the Port and Police Department on security and emergency preparedness This is very important for not only the Port, but for the entire community, and we’re grateful for these funds.”

The Port of Redwood City, the only deepwater port in South San Francisco Bay, provides berths for dry bulk, liquid bulk, and project cargoes, along with unparalleled recreational opportunities and access to San Francisco Bay. Its website is

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Mike Giari, Executive Director
Port of Redwood City


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