Massachusetts Schools Get Video Surveillance, Increased Officer Safety

Massachusetts Schools Get Video Surveillance, Increased Officer Safety

Federal grants will help improve the security of Massachusetts campuses.

Schools in Massachusetts will be getting new video surveillance management solutions as the result of a great for local law enforcement equipment and technology.

The $20,000 received by Granby and the $18,000 received by Amherst is part of the $1.3 million in federal grand funds disseminated through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to 77 communities. The grants are designed to better protect schools and students from random acts of violence, and protecting the safety of officers on the street. 

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said in a statement that some of the grants will pay for bulletproof vests, helmets and medical equipment. 

Three other local communities also earned grants and will be spending the money on active shooter kits, medical kits and a surveillance system for the elementary school .

"These funds are critically important as they will provide our schools with much needed security cameras, alarms, and active shooter kits for our classrooms," Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett said in a statement.

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Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

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