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OKLAHOMA CITY – A local division of the Oklahoma City Police Department is getting a little help in fighting violent crime.

The police department is scheduled to receive the Safe Oklahoma grant, which allows officers to use directed patrols, focus on crime hot spots and code enforcement practices

Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Dept.

Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Dept.

in areas known for violent crime.

The police department’s Hefner Division will use the grant to cover 141-square-miles of northwest and far western parts of Oklahoma City.

The area officers will focus on spans from N. Meridian Ave. to N. Council Rd. and mapMelrose Ln. to N.W. 27th St.

The Oklahoma City Police Department will have a meeting Monday night to talk about the program with residents who live and work in the Hefner Division.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Council Grove Elementary School.

As part of the grant, officials will also be putting together a centralized data sharing program.