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.