Grants, new cars and body cameras assets for BPD
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.ó The Brownsville City Board of Mayor and Alderman have taken action providing new police cars and more officers for Brownsville.
City officials say the extra law enforcement help is being funded through federal grant money and money already set aside for automobiles in the city budget. Haywood County Schools will be provided two new School Resource Officers for the next three years. The money comes from a federal COPS grant. Lea reported that Brownsville placed 9th out of 13,000 communities nationally who were vying for the grant.
Four new 2015 Chevrolet Impala police cruisers have been ordered. They cost just over $19,900 apiece.
Captain Barry Diebold told city leaders Tuesday that officers who are on patrol or on street assignments all wear body cameras. “If they are on the street working, they have a body camera ready,” said Diebold.