Ceci Maher

State Senator

Ceci Maher

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together For Our Communities

April 6, 2023

Sen. Maher, Rep. Dathan Welcome $120,075 for Police Department Body and Dash Cameras and Video Storage Devices in Various Towns

HARTFORD, CT – State Senator Ceci Maher (D-Wilton) and state Representative Lucy Dathan (D-New Canaan, Norwalk) welcomed state funding totaling $120,075 across the 26th state Senate District. Municipalities received state funding for body and dash cameras for local police departments in New Canaan, Ridgefield, and Weston.

“Thank you to all those who worked hard to help secure these funds and to Governor Ned Lamont and the state’s Bond Commission,” said Sen. Maher. “Body and dash camera funding helps to make our already safe communities even more secure for both residents and law enforcement.”

“I am pleased to have helped secure state funds to support our New Canaan Police Department to invest in much needed equipment,” said Rep. Lucy Dathan. “These updated technologies will assist with modernizing our police force and will provide our police officers with the necessary gear to keep them safer while they work protecting and serving our community.”

“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 these towns to get this funding approved so they can purchase this equipment,” Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, said.

Per the state bonding agenda, Weston ($41,264), Ridgefield ($40,250) and New Canaan ($38,561) are receiving funds in part “to reimburse fourteen police departments for the purchase of body cameras, dash cameras, and video storage devices.”