Grant: $42,500 - Rural Housing Service - Sep. 16, 2009
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Award Description: The Crime Reduction Mobile Camera Project for the Oakhurst Area of Madera County will provide funds to purchase several mobile cameras for sheriffs deputy vehicles. Currently our vehicles are not equipped with recording and monitoring cameras and our officers rely solely on their written reports. The cameras will record the officer's view of the front windshield and an independent corroboration of facts will be captured. This will allow the Departmnet to have visual records of crimes in progress, which is a great tool for crime scene analysis and resolution. The cameras will also validate that officers are following procedures and the law in the public view. Public awareness of the program can deter crime and aggression against officers. All of the above will assist officers in patrolling the area more efficiently and in turn will reduce the crime rate in and around the Oakhurst Area. Funds made available by USDA, RD, CFG, ARRA, precluded potential termination of employees.
Project Description: The project will equip several of our vehicles with in-car recording and monitoring cameras. The cameras will document the officer's activity and the legal process of arrests by capturing images of crimes in progress and transmitting the data to recorders. This will assist the deputies with their arrests wihch will reduce the crime rate in the Oakhurst area. The cameras will also validate that officers are following procedures and the law in the public view.
Jobs Summary: 1 potential Deputy Sheriff termination precluded. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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