Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

April 6, 2023

Sen. Lesser and Rep. Carpino Welcomes $16,800 for Body Worn Recording Equipment for Cromwell Police Department

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) and state Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell/Portland) applaud $16,800 reimbursement to the Cromwell Police Department for recording equipment approved by the State Bond Commission today. The bonding item reimburses 14 police departments across the state for the purchase of body cameras, dashboard cameras, and video storage devices.

“Thank you to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their dedication to public safety,” said Sen. Lesser. “Body worn and dash cameras are important tools that keep both our police officers and our communities safe and I welcome this investment, which will help improve safety in the town of Cromwell.”

“The Cromwell Police Department keeps our community safe every hour of every day. Video technology has added a new layer of security and transparency to their encounters-which benefits both the community and the officers. This bonding allocation will support the town in their efforts to provide the required technology,” said Rep. Carpino.

“Body cameras have been proven to provide both police and civilians with a valuable resource that benefits public safety, and I am glad that the state could partner with the Town of Cromwell to get this funding approved,” Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, said.

This funding was authorized by Public Act 20-1 which passed on a bipartisan vote and allows municipalities to apply for reimbursement for the purchase of body-worn cameras, dashboard cameras, and video storage devices to archive footage.