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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.8 Million in Federal Grants for Highway Safety, Crime Prevention, and Education Initiatives

For immediate release:
11/23/2020
  • Office of Grants and Research

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.8 Million in Federal Grants for Highway Safety, Crime Prevention, and Education Initiatives

Boston — Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas Turco announced that more than 160 law enforcement agencies will receive $7.8 million in federal grant funding made possible through the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These grants will provide access to equipment and strengthen training, crime prevention and enforcement initiatives across the Commonwealth.

“Our administration remains committed to maximizing federal resources to support the Commonwealth’s cities and towns,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “These grants will provide technology and equipment that enables the dedicated women and men in law enforcement to engage their communities in meaningful ways.”

The JAG program is the leading source of criminal justice funding awarded by the Department of Justice to state and local jurisdictions. Local police departments, sheriffs, and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) received a combined $4.6 million in funding for several needs, including protective equipment and communications infrastructure.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided $3.2 million to fund traffic enforcement campaigns, safety equipment, and non-enforcement activities by local police. All the initiatives contribute to reducing vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and loss of life.

“In big cities and small towns alike, these federal resources will bolster so much of what we do to help make our communities safer,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito. “These resources will also empower law enforcement to engage residents and respond effectively on behalf of victims and survivors.”

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security serves as the State Administering Agency for federal funding from several sources, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“As a strategic priority, public safety professionals think regularly about how equipment and public awareness campaigns can strengthen their approach to evolving threats,” said Secretary Turco. “I commend our staff at OGR for their steady leadership in the midst of the pandemic to identify and fund initiatives that create opportunities for law enforcement to develop their capabilities.”

“OGR embraces its responsibility to distribute federal funds in a way that makes a difference in the 351 communities of the Commonwealth,” said OGR Executive Director Kevin Stanton. “The level of care and thoughtfulness with which law enforcement approaches our grant process will undoubtedly carry over as they implement their initiatives in our communities."

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Grant Recipients

The 161 agencies receiving awards from OGR to fund traffic enforcement campaigns, safety equipment, and non-enforcement activities are as follows:

Abington

$20,000

Falmouth

$25,000

Acton

$25,000

Fitchburg

$39,642

Agawam

$24,990

Foxborough

$18,990

Amesbury

$19,546

Framingham

$40,000

Amherst

$20,383

Gardner

$15,095

Arlington

$20,000

Georgetown

$11,995

Ashburnham

$11,993

Gloucester

$24,930

Athol

$11,967

Grafton

$19,984

Auburn

$19,814

Granby

$12,000

Barnstable

$40,000

Great Barrington

$11,955

Barre

$11,989

Groton

$5,832

Bedford

$19,000

Groveland

$11,946

Beverly

$37,909

Hadley

$12,000

Billerica

$34,619

Hamilton

$5,619

Bolton

$11,748

Hanover

$14,304

Boston

$40,000

Hardwick

$10,556

Bourne

$19,909

Harvard

$11,980

Braintree

$25,000

Harwich

$19,981

Brewster

$12,000

Haverhill

$39,931

Bridgewater

$24,998

Hingham

$24,498

Brimfield

$11,742

Holbrook

$8,518

Brockton

$40,000

Holden

$19,999

Brookline

$17,980

Holland

$7,162

Buckland

$11,660

Holyoke

$32,400

Burlington

$25,000

Ipswich

$20,000

Chelsea

$40,000

Kingston

$20,000

Chesterfield

$11,978

Lakeville

$11,942

Chicopee

$39,790

Lancaster

$11,967

Cohasset

$11,973

Lawrence

$39,573

Danvers

$17,000

Leicester

$12,000

Dartmouth

$25,000

Leominster

$40,000

Dedham

$24,991

Leverett

$11,992

Deerfield

$12,000

Lowell

$40,000

Douglas

$11,869

Lunenburg

$9,882

Dudley

$12,000

Lynn

$40,000

East Bridgewater

$20,000

Manchester By The Sea

$12,000

East Brookfield

$11,948

Marlborough

$25,000

East Longmeadow

$20,000

Mashpee

$20,000

Easthampton

$19,883

Medway

$20,000

Everett

$39,729

Merrimac

$11,874

Fall River

$40,000

Milford

$25,000

Millbury

$15,890

Southampton

$11,108

Millis

$11,990

Southborough

$11,827

Millville

$11,999

Southbridge

$16,823

Needham

$25,000

Springfield

$40,000

New Bedford

$40,000

Sterling

$12,000

Newton

$39,976

Stoneham

$24,999

Norfolk

$11,715

Stoughton

$24,857

Northampton

$23,483

Sturbridge

$11,970

Norwell

$12,000

Sunderland

$11,975

Norwood

$24,992

Swampscott

$19,980

Oakham

$7,188

Swansea

$19,887

Orange

$12,000

Taunton

$40,000

Orleans

$12,000

Tisbury

$11,985

Oxford

$18,631

Topsfield

$11,936

Paxton

$11,028

Truro

$11,999

Peabody

$39,976

Wakefield

$24,968

Pembroke

$19,770

Walpole

$25,000

Pittsfield

$40,000

Waltham

$39,999

Plympton

$11,776

Warwick

$9,155

Princeton

$11,971

Watertown

$15,800

Quincy

$40,000

Webster

$19,830

Randolph

$11,000

Wellesley

$16,600

Reading

$25,000

Wellfleet

$12,000

Rehoboth

$19,764

Wenham

$10,359

Revere

$23,650

West Boylston

$7,687

Rockland

$20,000

West Brookfield

$11,684

Rockport

$11,970

West Springfield

$24,282

Royalston

$8,759

West Tisbury

$11,982

Russell

$11,997

Westfield

$39,986

Rutland

$12,000

Westford

$19,250

Salisbury

$11,988

Westminster

$12,000

Scituate

$19,992

Westport

$16,169

Seekonk

$11,594

Westwood

$20,000

Sharon

$20,000

Weymouth

$39,986

Sheffield

$11,539

Wilbraham

$19,951

Shrewsbury

$24,957

Williamsburg

$12,000

Somerset

$20,000

Wilmington

$25,000

Somerville

$40,000

Woburn

$25,000

South Hadley

$11,500

Worcester

$40,000

 

Yarmouth

$25,000

 

 

 

JAG Grant Recipients

Below are the municipal police departments selected for an award:

Agency

Award Amount

Equipment and/or Services Requested

Abington

$15,000.00

Overtime; Law Enforcement Database Search Engine Subscription

Acushnet

$16,161.25

Mountain Bikes and accessories; Protective equipment

Amherst

$11,551.90

Bulletproof Vests; Rental of Mobile Training Unit

Ashfield

$5,282.00

Body Worn Cameras

Auburn

$20,843.57

Protective Cases and Mounts for Grant-purchased iPads; Medical Equipment

Ayer

$8,793.00

Portable Fingerprint Machine

Barre

$38,800.00

Cameras, Microphones, Monitor, Server, Wiring, Installation

Bedford

$26,849.76

Thermal Imaging Cameras with Vehicle Spotlights

Belchertown

$9,182.43

Upgrade Cruiser Laptops; iPads

Berlin

$17,052.50

Body Worn Cameras

Bernardston

$12,288.85

Portable Radios, Mobile Radios, Base Radio, Bulletproof Vest

Beverly

$40,000.00

Active Shooter Kits; Tri-band Radios; APX Portable Radios

Billerica

$11,688.91

Microsoft Office Standard Office Pro Plus, Standard and SQL Software and Licenses

Bolton

$37,120.00

Body Worn Cameras and Accessories

Bourne

$38,220.00

Tasers

Boxborough

$23,000.00

Radios

Boylston

$39,805.52

Cameras, Door Locks and Installation

Braintree

$40,000.00

Cameras, GPS Tracking System

Bridgewater

$20,000.00

Health and Wellness Equipment for Officers

Brockton

$40,000.00

Radios

Brookfield

$13,400.00

Body Worn Cameras; Laptop

Brookline

$20,000.00

EPIC Program, In-service Training

Buckland

$24,854.75

Camera System, BVP, BWC, Radar Unit Signs, Tasers

Cheshire

$33,694.88

Portable Radios, Mobile Radios and Base Radio

Chesterfield

$38,854.00

Electronic Fingerprinting System, Tasers, Cruiser Radio Equipment

Clinton

$36,959.00

Mobile Data Terminals

Cohasset

$24,041.76

Radios

Cummington

$26,218.47

Mobile Radios

Dalton

$40,000.00

Cameras + Recording System

Danvers

$14,497.64

LiveScan Fingerprint System

Deerfield

$36,925.50

Mobile Data Terminals

Dudley

$24,798.18

Computer Desktops; Breathalyzers

Duxbury

$34,687.85

LIDAR, Cameras and Handheld Narcotics Analyzer

East Brookfield

$11,902.87

Cruiser Laptop, Training Room Laptop and Handheld Radar Unit

Eastham

$39,965.23

Digital Cameras, Installation, Programming and Project Management, Server, and Upgraded Livescan Fingerprint System

Easthampton

$33,339.60

Protective Gear, Shields, less-than-lethal equipment and Megaphone

Essex

$39,385.00

Portable Radios

Fall River

$32,892.80

Radios

Fitchburg

$36,038.00

Bulletproof Vests

Foxboro

$11,970.00

Driver Feedback Signs

Framingham

$20,000.00

Advocate

Franklin

$37,500.00

iPad Pro and Surveillance Camera Systems

Gardner

$39,867.90

Handheld Narcotics Analyzer, Camera and Subscription

Georgetown

$31,415.98

Laptops + Air-Card

Granby

$35,100.00

Mobile Data Terminals; CelleBrite Software, Laptop for CelleBrite Station

Granville

$39,812.13

Desktop Computer, Tasers, Mobile Data Terminal, Pistol Holsters and Lights, Electronic Speed Sign and Trailer

Greenfield

$29,701.31

Wireless Router Systems + Mobile Data Terminals

Groton

$20,759.00

Bulletproof Vests and Plates

Hadley

$2,500.00

Consultants for Diversion Program

Hamilton

$22,875.29

Body Worn Cameras

Hanson

$23,101.00

IDEMIA Livescan System

Hardwick

$25,828.72

Portable Radios

Harvard

$24,672.20

Tasers

Haverhill

$12,980.00

Radar Speed Signs

Holbrook

$36,620.96

Protective Equipment, Ballistic Shields, and Bulletproof Vests

Holden

$35,581.23

Security Cameras; Security Keypads; Radar Speed Signs and Trailer

Holland

$32,104.68

Laptops, Toughbooks, Radios, Keyboards

Holliston

$28,827.77

License Plate Reader, Tablet, Printer + Licensing

Holyoke

$7,942.00

Mountain Bikes

Hubbardston

$22,630.00

Cameras for Cruisers, Body Worn Cameras, Portable Radios

Hudson

$38,390.00

Radar Message Sign and Trailer; Portable Speed Displays; Cloud Software

Huntington

$35,001.36

Portable Radios and Accessories

Ipswich

$15,000.00

Body Worn Cameras; Docking Station

Kingston

$40,000.00

Training; Upgraded Tasers

Lakeville

$40,000.00

Body Worn Cameras; Redaction Software and Hardware; License Keys; Server

Lancaster

$24,587.78

Toughbook

Lawrence

$39,718.00

Surveillance Cameras

Leicester

$18,413.05

Tasers and Ballistic Plates

Leverett

$34,320.64

Body Worn Cameras; Desktop Computer; Rhinotab Cruiser Mounted Tablets

Lowell

$15,000.00

Physical Fitness/Wellness Equipment for Officers; Health and Wellness Materials

Lunenburg

$36,404.50

Body Worn Cameras

Lynn

$38,249.00

Printer; License Plate Readers; Replacement Batteries

Malden

$39,772.38

Electronic Message Board; Training

Marblehead

$22,738.50

Tasers, Holsters, Batteries and Taser Cartridges

Mashpee

$37,568.50

Narcotics Analyzer; Body Worn Cameras; Dashboard Camera

Mattapoisett

$35,575.25

Radios

Melrose

$4,350.00

Overtime; Mental Health Training; Outdoor WiFi Access Points

Mendon

$15,451.35

Body Worn Cameras

Merrimac

$31,321.90

Portable Radios and Accessories

Methuen

$39,717.60

In-Cruiser Camera Systems

Millis

$15,016.96

Trailer; Cones and Barricades; Radios

Millville

$39,000.00

Tasers; Mobile Data Terminals

Montague

$29,825.86

Motorola APX 8500 Cruiser Radios; Hand-held Radios; OT for traffic enforcement

Monterey

$39,987.42

Mobile Radios, Base Radio and Portable Radios

Nahant

$24,369.30

Upgrade Radio System

Natick

$20,000.00

Diversity Training

New Bedford

$40,000.00

Tasers; Training

Newburyport

$20,000.00

Body Worn Cameras

Newton

$16,559.90

Livescan Fingerprint System

North Brookfield

$27,865.28

Mobile Data Terminals

Northampton

$17,545.00

Cellebrite Training; Forensics Training Pass

Northbridge

$39,969.73

Camera; Computers; Overtime

Norton

$39,987.50

Speed Trailer; Radar Signs; Overtime

Norwood

$39,907.36

Cameras

Otis

$29,800.00

Tasers and Accessories

Oxford

$20,000.00

Canine; K9 Bulletproof Vest

Palmer

$31,200.00

Body Worn Cameras; License Agreement; Off-site Data Storage

Paxton

$39,198.14

Patrol PC tablets; Cameras; Speed Signs and Radar Trailer

Peabody

$39,684.45

Tasers; Battery Packs; Helmets

Pembroke

$34,447.75

Tasers; Holsters; Power Magazines; Taser Cartridges; Simulation Suit; Helmet; Gloves; Taser Maintenance Kit

Petersham

$16,230.00

Portable Radio Upgrade Package; Base Radio Package; Mobile Radio Packages

Pittsfield

$39,959.25

Bola Wrap; Tasers

Plympton

$19,783.00

Message Board; Bulletproof Vests and Accessories

Princeton

$30,616.58

Livescan Fingerprint System

Quincy

$39,924.68

Prisoner Monitoring Camera System

Rehoboth

$37,973.50

Tasers; Protective Gear

Revere

$39,624.15

Portable Radios

Rockport

$16,940.00

IN FORCE911 Subscription and Software Package; Mobile/Law-Based Reporting Module for Cruisers

Rowley

$40,000.00

Body Worn Cameras

Royalston

$24,920.00

Tasers with Cameras; Records Management Upgrade; Bulletproof Vests

Russell

$25,983.65

Radios; Computer Server; Laptops

Rutland

$39,935.20

Radios and Programming/Equipment

Salem

$8,331.10

Binoculars; Thermal Monocular; Microphone; iPad; Clothing

Salisbury

$36,970.20

Bulletproof Vests; Body Cameras

Saugus

$20,000.00

Radios

Scituate

$39,258.70

Message Board and Radar Trailer; Officer Protection Kit (protection helmet and gas mask); Carry Bags

Shrewsbury

$16,680.00

Subscription for “See It, Send It” App; Audio Recorders; Laser Mapping System

Somerset

$27,014.00

Body Worn Cameras

South Hadley

$5,900.00

Patrol Bikes and Associated Costs

Southampton

$35,614.00

Livescan Fingerprint System; Tasers; voicemail system

Spencer

$28,455.00

License Plate Reader

Springfield

$22,000.00

Message Archiver

Sterling

$31,381.76

Overtime; Livescan Fingerprint System

Stoneham

$27,330.00

Mobile Data Terminals; Vehicle Docking Station; Wireless Cables, Antennas and Patch Cables; Modem Installation and Programming

Stoughton

$39,968.00

Tasers, Battery Packs, Holsters, Docks, Cartridges

Stow

$20,577.02

Mobile Data Terminals; Radar Guns

Sturbridge

$25,125.00

Message Trailer; Night Vision; Radar Guns; Internal GPS Tracking for Department Vehicles

Sudbury

$27,000.00

Livescan Fingerprint System; Portable Radio

Sunderland

$25,193.44

Body Worn Cameras; Cameras; Personnel Training; Radar Gun

Taunton

$40,000.00

License Plate Readers; Laptop Computer; Mounting and Install in Vehicle

Tisbury

$20,000.00

Body Worn Cameras

Topsfield

$38,261.00

LIDAR Units; Radar and Sign Board Trailers; Traffic Statistic Units; Radar Units; Radar Displays

Townsend

$34,033.00

Body Worn Cameras

Truro

$18,817.28

Medical Equipment Kits; Traffic Cone Kits; Night Vision Goggles; Gloves; Intoximeters; LED Flashlights; Weapon Flashlights; Radar Units

Upton

$32,125.00

Body Worn Cameras and Accessories

Uxbridge

$40,000.00

Toughbooks and Mounts

Wakefield

$18,075.50

Tasers, Holsters and Practice Cartridges

Wales

$23,552.00

Message Trailer; Radar Guns; Livescan Fingerprint System

Wareham

$19,200.00

Tasers

Warren

$18,404.00

IDEMIA Livescan Fingerprint System

Warwick

$6,131.88

Tablets

Wellesley

$30,479.00

Cruiser Camera Systems w/License Plate Readers

West Bridgewater

$25,066.97

Protective equipment, Traffic Sign with Trailer, Battery and Accessories

West Brookfield

$39,917.12

Portable Radios; Mobile Radio; Computer; Body Worn Cameras

West Newbury

$19,838.38

Livescan Fingerprint System

Westborough

$39,530.00

Body Worn Cameras

Westfield

$36,228.00

Sign Board; Mobile Data Terminals; Impact Pedestrian Signs

Westport

$24,999.79

Protective equipment; Helmets; Shields

Weymouth

$28,990.00

Protective Gear

Whatley

$22,380.00

Radar Speed Signs; Body Worn Cameras; Computer; Cameras

Whitman

$33,915.00

Automated External Defibrillators

Winthrop

$29,760.00

Cameras and Software

Woburn

$40,000.00

Microsoft 365 Subscription and Exchange Online Archive

Worcester

$30,000.00

Pole Cameras and Accessories; License Plate Readers and Accessories

Yarmouth

$40,000.00

Upgrade Audio/Video Interview Recording System; Tasers; Rugged Laptop

TOTAL:

$4,352,351.19

 

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.8 Million in Federal Grants for Highway Safety, Crime Prevention, and Education Initiatives

Office of Grants and Research 

The Office of Grants and Research oversees the distribution and administration of grants, and conducts research, related to criminal justice, anti-drug and violence prevention education, law enforcement and traffic safety. The Office is divided into four divisions: Justice and Prevention, Highway Safety, Homeland Security and Research and Policy Analysis, which maintains the Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Center.
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