RPD, SO talk funding

June 21, 2013 • Local News

The Roswell Police Department, in conjunction with the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office held a public hearing, Tuesday, about the Justice Assistance Grant Application for 2013. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support law enforcement. Each agency is allotted a certain amount which, if they apply, allows them to obtain vital equipment and training.

Sheriff Rob Coon said the CCSO has applied to receive the funds for a [auth] CellBrite UFED Physical Analyzer for their Internet Crimes Against Children program. The analyzer is reputed to be the most advanced, with decoding and reporting application. It includes malware detection. Coon said it will allow them to access information quickly on cell phones which they have had to send elsewhere in the past. It is capable of bypassing passcodes, can extract files and decrypt data. The analyzer costs $8,083.09.

In addition: the SO will apply $840.71 of the total $8,924 to send clerical staff to the New World Conference so they can get training on the latest upgrades to their computer system.

The RPD has applied to receive $20,824.30 to replace old equipment in their internal video security system. Commander Bill Brown said the police department plans to purchase 18 Geo Vision Bullet IP Cameras at $461 each. Besides the fixed cameras, the RPD will also buy three hand-held tilt zoom cameras, the Axis PTZ Cameras, at $1094 each. Brown said the cameras will be used internally at the entrance to the building and at the entry and exits points to all property areas.

A Power Edge R520 Server, along with Video Insight Video Management Software, will manage the system, with total purchase price of $8,940. Brown said the cameras are replacements to their old security cameras which are outdated.

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