A new crime-fighting tool for the Kenmore Police Department has been funded in the recently passed 2007-08 state budget, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger announced today.
“I’m pleased to be able to report to Village of Kenmore officials that an $18,000 state legislative grant I sought for a new ‘live scan’ fingerprint device and booking station computer for the Kenmore Police Department was included in the new state budget,” said Schimminger. “When Village Trustee and Police Commissioner Patrick Mang brought this funding need to my attention, I knew how important this equipment would be for law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting criminals.”
“We appreciate Assemblyman Schimminger’s efforts in securing this state funding,” said Trustee Mang. “This state-of-the-art system will provide clear and consistent fingerprint images that will enable our village’s law enforcement professionals to search computerized criminal records more quickly and accurately and identify individuals.”
Schimminger noted that the funds will enable the Police Department to acquire and install the equipment and obtain on-site training for village police officers.
“These state funds will help make our community safer,” concluded Schimminger.