Saginaw Police To Receive $300K Federal Grant 9-14-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw Police To Receive $300K Federal Grant 9-14-2010

Police Chief Gerald Cliff announced Monday that $300,000 in federal aid will be coming to the Saginaw police department.
During a council meeting, Cliff said the city secured the grant to support technology purchases.
The money is expected to be used to purchase surveillance cameras and to help advance the city's ShotSpotter gunshot-detection system and the force's -- Regional Analysis of Police Technology and Operations Reporting -- surveillance system.
RAPTOR is a new initiative is a collaborative effort between Saginaw police, Saginaw County 911, community groups and local businesses.
Police said the program will be capable of using networked video cameras for monitoring and identification of threats and vulnerabilities.
When all of the technology in place, authorities said the system will be used to provide crimes data analysis with up-to-the second detail.
More details will be released at a future council meeting, city officials said.
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