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Hinckley officers getting body cameras, other gear

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HINCKLEY TWP. — Trustees approved the purchase of body cameras, new vehicles and other equipment for the police department at a total cost of about $86,988.

“We’re upgrading our car camera systems and adding body cameras to our officers,” Chief David Centner said.

The body cameras are being purchased from Kustom Signals Inc., of Owensboro, Ky., and the car camera system upgrades are from TAC Computer in Oakwood. The cameras will cost about $21,446.

Two outdoor cameras, associated equipment and installation from Zadar Technology Inc., of Hinckley. will cost about $2,197.

“Those cameras are being added to the cameras that are on our building,” Centner said. “They will be used for security purposes for both the police department and the town hall.”

The department also will buy a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse AWD from Buck Chevrolet in Canal Fulton for a cost of $28,612 and a 2019 Ford Interceptor Utility AWD from Liberty Ford in Brunswick at a cost of $33,300.

“We’re adding staffing, so we need additional vehicles to support that staffing,” Centner said.

It’s still undetermined how many positions will be added to the 10-man force.

Centner said that the department sold two out-of-service patrol vehicles through GovDeals.com for $14,580. The buyers have picked up the vehicles.

The department also will be purchasing a new computer with training software for new hires at a cost of about $1,432.

Contact reporter Alyssa Alfano at (330) 721-4063 or aalfano@medina-gazette.com.

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