New York State Senator secures funds to help support two local police agencies

By on October 31, 2016

Ogden Police and Brockport Police agencies both received NYS funds to help support public safety efforts in the community.  Senator Robert Ortt presented checks totaling $55,000 to agencies in Monroe and Orleans County.  The funds were allocated to support public safety efforts and educational programs.

Pictured left to right: Chief Chris Mears of Ogden Police, Senator Rob Ortt and Chief Daniel Varrenti of Brockport Police. Provided photo

Pictured left to right: Chief Chris Mears of Ogden Police, Senator Rob Ortt and Chief Daniel Varrenti of Brockport Police. Provided photo

The Town of Ogden Police Department received allocations for $10,000 in this grant. Chief of Police Christopher Mears plans to use these funds to purchase body worn cameras and bulletproof vests to outfit each of the Ogden police officers. He plans to have these items purchased by the end of the year.

Brockport Police Department also received $10,000 from this state grant secured by Senator Ortt. According to Lieutenant Cuzzupoli the funds will go towards purchasing Outer Vest Carriers for each of the officers. These vests are to be worn on the outside of the uniform and help improve visibility of the officer.  Lieutenant Cuzzupoli feels that the vests will provide more comfort and functionality for the officers as well.

The department also plans on purchasing ballistic shields to provide more protection in stopping high penetration bullets, protective helmets, and halogen breaching tools. The department anticipates having these items in by the end of the year.

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