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Alamosa PD offers public safety program

Posted: Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012

ALAMOSA — In the interest of improving public safety by virtue of deterring crime and successfully prosecuting criminal offenders the Alamosa Police Department is offering a video technology incentive program to local businesses.

It has been demonstrated that video cameras and surveillance systems can thwart criminal behavior while assisting in the successful prosecution of offenders. By partnering with local businesses the APD hopes to increase video technology in public areas of the community that will assist in making Alamosa safer.

This pilot project is funded with a total of $1,800 for the 2013 calendar year. The APD is committed to making a total of six awards ($300 each) to six different businesses located in the City of Alamosa. If the pilot project is successful, the police department will request its continuance and expand the program in future years.

Application guidelines are as follows:

1. Only businesses within the city limits of Alamosa may apply.

2. Only businesses who don’t currently possess exterior video camera/surveillance technology may apply.

3. Only businesses willing to agree to the purchase, installation, and recording from at least one exterior camera will be considered.

4. Businesses interested in adding an exterior camera to an existing system, or enabling recording to an existing interior system will be considered.

Application procedures:

1. Email a summary request describing the current (if applicable) system and the specific equipment the business intends to add/purchase. Emails should be sent to: Chief Craig Dodd at cdodd@ci.alamosa.co.us.

2. Include in the request an anticipated purchase/installation timeline and a statement that reflects the business’ agreement to install or enable recording capability to at least one exterior camera.

3. Include in the request: business name, business location, owner/responsible party contact information.

4. Applications will be accepted from November 7, 2012 through January 2, 2013 with a first review and grant awards being made in early January.

The Alamosa Police Department believes this is an excellent community partnership that strives to achieve a common goal; Public Safety. Video technology is a proven crime prevention strategy that already exists in our community that we hope to build on.

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