The Macedon Police
Department actively pursues grant funding when possible from State
and Federal agencies to obtain equipment that would not normally be
funded on a local level.
In the past
five years, the Macedon Police Department has successfully received
in excess of $500,000 in sophisticated communications and surveillance
equipment from various Federal agencies. The equipment received is
confidential in nature, and is shared with member agencies of the
Wayne County narcotics Enforcement Team. Funding has been received
from the C.E.D.A.P. and C.T.A.C. Federal grant programs, along with
State funding for overtime under the Operation Impact Tools initiative.
Funding for a 2005 Police Special Use 2005 Chevy Tahoe 4 x 4 was secured
from New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio.
Our agency utilizes
grant funding only for equipment that will be utilized on a frequent
basis, and for equipment that will benefit our community and surrounding
agencies when called upon.
1. January 2009- Macedon Police received a grant award notice for a License
Plate Reader system from the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services,
in conjunction with the NYS Governorís Traffic Safety Council. The
award is for a high speed plate reader that continually scans vehicle
plates for wanted individuals, stolen vehicles, suspended registrations
to name a few. The system plays an integral role in any issued Amber
Alerts issued locally. The total grant award is for $22,000 dollars,
with no cash match to the Macedon community.
2. December 2008- Macedon Police received funding recently from the
State of New York to purchase a hand held Laser / Lidar Radar unit.
The system will be used in conjunction with the departments aggressive
traffic enforcement program. The system is a cost savings to the Macedon
community of $2,900 dollars.
3. December 2008- Macedon Police received a grant award notice for
military spec binoculars with built in night vision. The grant award
is part of the C.E.D.A.P. federal Homeland Security grant program
which provides military grade equipment to smaller Police agencies
that would not normally be able to obtain budget funding. The grant
award is for approximately $15,000 dollars.