SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Several Bay Area police departments have received state funding to help combat auto burglaries.

On Friday, California Assemblymember Kansen Chu presented $3.75 million of newly-secured state funding to the police departments to address smash and grab auto burglaries.

The Santa Clara, Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, and San Jose police departments will each receive $750,000.

The agencies plan to work collaboratively to address the full scope of auto burglaries, share resources and develop a comprehensive plan to combat the issue, according to a statement released by the Santa Clara Police Department.

Resources will be used to educate the community, procure equipment, on enforcement and on other creative prevention strategies to end auto break-ins in the communities.

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