Chairman of Committee on Disabilities
( D ) 50th Senate District
John W. Mannion
October 31, 2022
VILLAGE OF SOLVAY, NY – Senator John W. Mannion today announced he has secured a $177,000 state grant to purchase new equipment and technology for the Village of Solvay Police Department. 
The funding will help protect officers and the public through the purchase of new body cameras, mobile data terminals, license plate readers, AED’s, traffic radar units, window tint meters and personnel training. To move forward, the grant required action by the Village Board which occurred at its regular meeting last week. 
Senator John W. Mannion said, “This significant investment in new equipment for the Village of Solvay Police Department will help protect our officers and the public. We must support Law Enforcement and provide them with the tools they need to keep our communities safe. I applaud the board and the men and women of the police department for their dedication and partnership in service to the residents of Solvay.” 
Solvay Police Chief Derek Osbeck said, “The Solvay Police Department is extremely grateful to announce the approval of a DASNY grant through the office of Senator John Mannion.  This grant will undoubtedly allow the Solvay Police Department to provide exemplary service to the citizens of Solvay by upgrading many technological tools.  The grant allows upgrades for electronics and life saving equipment that would otherwise inflate our budget and put the additional cost on the taxpayer.  Senator Mannion has shown his commitment to Law Enforcement and to his constituents.”
The new equipment and technology includes: 
16 body worn cameras
computers and interactive touch monitor (also used for training)
5 patrol mobile data terminals (MDTs)
2 vehicle-mounted License Plate Readers (LPRs)
6 automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
5 traffic radar units
5 window tint meters 
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