The Princeton Police Department has been awarded a second Governor’s Crime Commission Grant for $14,985. The money will be used to buy in-car cameras in patrol vehicles.
Police Chief T. Sutton said the goal is to promote officer safety and to provide accountability for both citizens and police officers. Video offers a unique way to get 360 degree accountability, providing an unbiased, accurate view of what really happened in a situation.
Small municipalities throughout the state rely heavily on funding through grants when town budget restraints restrict police department purchases, additional manpower and modernization of equipment. The Governor’s Crime Commission as well as other funding sources recognize the problem and work hard to provide a solution by way of funds.
There are a number of law enforcement agencies and departments who apply for grants every year however many are declined. Since federal funding is limited the commission has to carefully select departments with greater needs than others that match their criteria.
Chief Sutton said the police department is pleased to receive this grant award to promote safety for the officers and continue to serve the community more efficiently and in a more proactive and strategic way.