WGVA 106.3FM 1240AMMix 98.5101.7 The WallWFLR Finger Lakes Country Classic Hits 99.3The Lake 100.1/104.5 WAUB 96.3FM 1590AM

Auburn Police Dept. Receives Law Enforcement Tech Grant Funding

SHARE NOW

The Auburn Police Department is receiving a financial boost from the state.

Towards the end of 2023, the department applied for $122,500 through a New York State law enforcement technology grant. Chief James Slayton told City Council at its Thursday meeting that the department has been awarded the full amount as well as how the money will be utilized.

“[The grant] encompassed such things as license plate readers, mobile and fixed surveillance cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, gunshot detection, and smart detection devices for the officers,” said Slayotn. “So, we got together, the administrative team did, to look at what would benefit the residents of the City of Auburn and we looked at some cameras from some of the through a few of the systems and trying to add different cameras to the avenues in and out of the city.”

Slayton added that the grant was a competitive one, open to every police department in the state. He also stated that $50 million was originally allocated for the grant program but the governor upped that amount to $127 million.

The department plans to apply again next year.

Have all the Finger Lakes news from Finger Lakes News Radio delivered to your email every morning for FREE!  Sign up by clicking here.

Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.