The U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program has awarded more than $150,000 to Chautauqua County, N.Y. so that county can purchase and install security cameras at two schools, as well as ensure the monitors are staffed.
Chautauqua County is to receive $151,222 from the COPS program—which awards grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies—says a written statement by Sen. Charles Schumr, D-N.Y.
Chautauqua County—located in Western New York along the Pennsylvania border—plans to use the grant funds to install security cameras in two schools, the Hewes Center and the LoGuidice Center, which both provide vocational training to high school students and young adults. The grant is also to support monitoring capabilities for those cameras at the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s 911 Center.
COPS funding is distributed through a wide range of programs, including grants and cooperative agreements.