Governor Cuomo Announces Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester to receive critical funding from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services through Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant
“This week has brought nearly $1 million in public safety/law enforcement grants into Senate District 40, to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Harckham. “The $400,000 in grants announced today will help our counties and municipalities upgrade their 911 dispatch operations to improve emergency dispatch time. These grants, on top of the more than $500,000 in law enforcement/public safety grants I awarded earlier this week, will help ensure that law enforcement agencies can effectively patrol and protect our residents and communities."
On Wednesday, Harckham awarded over $500,000 in public safety and law enforcement grants to eight SD40 municipalities/law enforcement agencies - Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Brewster, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Somers and Yorktown. These grants are earmarked for a variety of public safety/law enforcement upgrades to help fight crime and keep our citizens safe including license plate readers, new police cars and other emergency vehicles, speed devices, “Stop the Bleed” kits and critical computer upgrades.
New York State Senate District 40 includes parts of Northern Westchester (Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Salem, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Yorktown) Putnam (Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, Southeast) and Dutchess (Beekman, Pawling).