New York provides funding to police for upgrades to video recording systems

Posted at: 11/18/2013 4:24 PM
By: Jessica Riley

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Dozens of police departments across the Capital Region will see state funding to install or upgrade their video recording system used in interrogations

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New York State announces funding for local police departments to upgrade the systems used to record interrogations.

Nearly $700,000 in grant money is being distributed statewide.

Here in the Capital Region, the grants add up to more than $169,000.

In Albany County, more than $48,000 will fund upgrades to City Police, the DA’s office, Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocacy Center as well as departments in Bethlehem, Cohoes, Colonie, Coeymans, Green Island, Guilderland, Menands and Watervliet.

$15,000 will be used by the Hudson Police Department, Columbia Sheriff’s Office and DA’s office.

More than $13,000 will be used by Gloversville and Johnstown Police as well as the Fulton County Sheriff’s office.

Saratoga County will receive $25,000 for upgrades in Ballston Spa, Galway, South Glens Falls, Stillwater and Saratoga County Sheriff’s office.

Schenectady will use $20,000 for the Glenville, Rotterdam, Schenectady and Scotia police departments.

Schoharie Sheriff’s office and the Cobleskill Police will share about $8,700.

And Washington County Sheriff’s will split less than $24,000 with Cambridge/Greenwich, Fort Edward, Granville, Hudson Falls and Whitehall police.



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