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April 12, 2013

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Federal grant will put cameras in Mich. patrol vehicles


By Jessica Fleischman

KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Public Safety has been awarded $22,046 to purchase in-vehicle cameras for installation inside five patrol cars.

Gov. Rick Snyder announced on Tuesday, April 9 that a total of $1.2 million will be distributed to public safety departments across Michigan as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

According to a statement released by Gov. Snyder's office, the grant funding will be used to "strengthen anti-drug and crime fighting efforts" within the state. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program was started to honor a New York City Police Department officers who was shot by drug traffickers in 1988.

Full Story: SVSU Police Department awarded federal grant for patrol car cameras

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