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Los Angeles County to beef up port security
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon get a hefty boost in security, thanks to the federal stimulus bill.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to strengthen security at the ports with $1.4 million in stimulus funding.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will use the money to buy a custom-built bomb response truck and a platform attachment for helicopters that can quickly lift a 10-man team aboard a ship.
They will also upgrade to a sonar system that screens for explosives.
The federal stimulus grant was offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of a program to protect the nation's critical port infrastructure.
City News Service contributed to this story.
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