MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Mobile Police Department is asking for more money to help combat crime.
The department is applying for four federal grants. Some of the money will be used to pay for overtime for officers.
Other money is geared toward stopping drug trafficking, especially through the mail and on area roadways.
"But funds are tight and so any monies that we can get through the federal system will be applied towards those operations," said Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams.
The grants total nearly $78,000.