Chemung County discusses possibility of new police radios

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Police agencies in Chemung County may soon be getting new radios, and better communications infrastructure.

the County Legislature’s Corrections and Law Enforcement committee discussed applying for a grant of $560,000 at tonight’s legislature and committee meeting. The money for the radios would come from the New York State’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Legislator John Pastrick says these radios would be essential given the county’s landscape. He also said it would be upgrades to the various police radios now in use. 

“In the outlying areas, as the county is, the hills and the valleys, communication is essential,” Pastrick said. “They’ll be much better. It upgrades them, of course.”

Last year, the county asked for $6,000 more. Pastrick says the lower price is from a “better deal.” He could not say the vendor or how many radios will be bought.

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