Police agencies in five Western New York counties will share in nearly $700,000 in state grants that will help them purchase video equipment to record suspects as they are being interrogated, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.
The grants will be administered through the district attorney’s offices in the five counties. They include:
Allegany County, $25,140, for the Alfred, Andover, Angelica, Friendship, Independence and Wellsville police departments.
Cattaraugus County, $39,888 for the police departments in Allegany, Ellicottville, Franklinville, Gowanda, Portville and Salamana, as well as the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s office.
Erie County, $49,870 for the police departments in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, East Aurora and the Town of Aurora, Eden, Evans, the Town and Village of Hamburg, Kenmore, Lancaster, Orchard Park, West Seneca and the University at Buffalo.
Genesee County, $19,408 for the Batavia, Corfu and Leroy police departments and the sheriff’s office.
Niagara County, $24,345 for the police departments in Lewiston, Lockport, Town of Niagara, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda, plus the sheriff’s office.