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Police Grants Article

July 23, 2011

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Texas law enforcement seeks grant for cameras

Every APD patrol unit whould be outfitted with new digital cameras

By Greg Kendall-Ball
Abilene Reporter-News

ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office have applied for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program, seeking nearly $60,000 that would be split between the two agencies.

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said the department applies for the grant every year and for the past two years, the funds have been used exclusively for outfitting APD vehicles with Digital Mobile Video Recorders, the dashboardmounted camera system.

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