DEDHAM — Chief Michael D’Entremont is pleased to announce that the Dedham Police Department has been awarded a $22,479 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP) grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPSS) and Security’s Office of Grants and Research.
The grant was part of the $9.6 million in funding that the Baker-Polito Administration allocated to help local and state public safety agencies purchase additional resources to further aid in the prevention, preparation for and/or response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dedham Police Department will use the funds to purchase three rugged laptop computers for cruisers and one iPad for the Department Court Prosecutor.
“We are extremely thankful to the Baker-Polito Administration for allocating us these funds that will be used to improve upon the existing communications technology in our cruisers,” Chief D’Entremont said. “These laptops will increase our interoperability between cruisers which will allow us to best serve our community and keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times.”
Municipalities could request up to $50,000 in funding. In total, the Baker-Polito administration awarded 65 fire departments and 44 police departments with CESFP awards to continue to fight the spread of Coronavirus in Massachusetts.