New Yorks Local Police Departments Receive State Grant

04.16.14 | FL News Team

Eight police and sheriff departments across Central New York are receiving a boost to help reduce burglaries and larcenies. It's part of $1 million in grants going to 31 law enforcement agencies across the state through the State's Division of Criminal Justice Service. Municipalities including  Bath, Cheektowaga, Seneca Falls, Dryden, and Trumansburg  are all receiving funds which will allow the agencies to purchase a license plate reader package. The technology - which includes two cameras mounted to the trunk of a patrol vehicle -- is a way to put more eyes on wanted vehicles and wanted drivers. The cameras are linked to a computer that has access to a statewide database. An alarm will go off when the driver, or a specific car, has a violation. The Tools grants were awarded to 27 police departments and four sheriff's offices across the state.They are provided through the Operation IMPACT program -- now the Gun Involved Violence Intervention (GIVE) Initiative through the Division of Criminal Service.