Area Towns Get Stimulus Money For Police
August 12, 2009
The city is among 23 Connecticut communities that will share about $768,000 in federal stimulus for police operations.
Some towns and cities are using the money to buy cruisers and computers, and others will spend it on overtime to staff special operations, according to a report for Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Her budget office is administering the grants.
Bristol will get $75,000 to provide extra patrols in high-crime areas and run other crime prevention programs. Among other communities in and near Greater Hartford that will benefit are: Coventry, $30,000 to upgrade its records system; Cromwell, $30,000 to replace 25 portable police radios; East Hartford, $75,000 for extra patrol assignments including traffic enforcement; East Windsor, $30,000 to buy an unmarked cruiser for traffic enforcement; Madison, $30,000 to buy tactical equipment; New Britain, $75,000 for anti-crime patrols and Police Athletic League equipment; West Hartford, $75,000 for a cruiser and traffic enforcement.
— Don Stacom
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