Federal Grants Awarded to Help Fight Crime

By Desiree Taylor

Several New Jersey cities have been awarded federal grants that will enable them to purchase a variety of crime fighting technologies, such as, eye in the sky closed-circuit TV cameras with gunshot detection capability or mobile data systems for patrol cars.  The money may also be used to hire staff to monitor cameras.  For communities like Camden and Newark, where collectively hundreds of police have been laid off due to budget constraints the technology may help them do more with less.

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