On Monday, the Pittsburg City Council will vote on whether or not to accept a grant that would increase its public safety camera system for the Pittsburg Police Department.
According the agenda, the Police Department is seeking City Council authorization to accept and allocate $37,029 in JAG Grant funds towards the purchase of a Vigilant Public Safety Camera Expansion Package.
Funds for the Vigilant Public Safety Camera Expansion Package will be covered through the allocation of JAG Grant funds and will have no impact to the 2023/24 Fiscal Budget. The quote is for $38,099.70, with the JAG Grant covering most of the costs. An additional amount of $1,070.70 in purchase costs will be covered through the Police Department’s Camera Network budget.
The staff report adds that over the last 15 years, the Police Department has built a robust network of Public Safety Cameras throughout the City of Pittsburg. These cameras have proved to be a valuable tool in safeguarding the residents of Pittsburg through supplementing criminal investigation efforts as well as serving as a deterrent to criminal activity within the City limits.
This item was presented and supported by the Public Safety Subcommittee on November 7, 2023.
The addition of the Vigilant Public Safety Camera Expansion Package would assist in the Police Department’s efforts to continue to ensure our overall Public Safety Camera network can keep up with the City of Pittsburg’s geographical growth and expansion insuring our high standard of protection for the residents of Pittsburg.
Based on a need to match the growth of the Police Department’s Public Safety Camera System with the expansion and growth of the City’s geographical footprint, it is staff’s recommendation that City Council adopt the resolution in support and allocation of $37,029 in JAG Grants funds for the purchase of the Vigilant Public Safety Camera Expansion Package.
Nov 20, 2023
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Staff Report – click here
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