Acton Police Chief Richard Burrows and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. (Courtesy Photo)
ACTON — Town Manager John Mangiaratti is pleased to announce that the Town of Acton was awarded a state grant to support overhauling public safety technology.
The town earned a $150,000 grant through the state Community Compact Cabinet’s Information Technology Grant Program for the costs associated with replacing the public safety records management system. The new system will be a fully functioning that provides first responders with better tools and improved access to data to fulfill their roles.
The records management system is used daily by dispatchers, police officers and firefighters. The new system will allow first responders to efficiently input, analyze and share data with residents, as well as local, state and federal partners.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who chairs the Community Compact Cabinet, presented the grant to Police Chief Richard Burrows at a ceremony yesterday.in Springfield. Acton was one of 51 communities that recieved a total of $3 million in grants to support a broad range of information technology programs.
The Baker-Polito administration’s Community Compact program allows municipalities to secure state grants for local projects that focus on community development, emergency management, environmental resources and more.
“I am proud that our team put together a very compelling application that so strongly emphasized the need for this critical upgrade,” Town Manager Mangiaratti said. “We are grateful for the continued support of the Baker-Polito administration, and expect that this funding will have a major impact on the ability of our first responders to better serve the community.”
About the Community Compact Cabinet:
Formed in January 2015, the Community Compact Cabinet is chaired by Lt. Governor Polito and is composed of the Secretaries of Housing and Economic Development, Education, Transportation, Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Technology Services and Security, along with the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Local Services and the Assistant Secretary of Operational Services. The Community Compact Cabinet elevates the Administration’s partnerships with cities and towns, and allows the Governor’s Office to work more closely with leaders from all municipalities.