Police - PIO

Posted on: August 24, 2017

Hampton police to apply for federal grant funds to support technology upgrades

Aug. 24, 2017 - The City of Hampton is eligible to apply for the 2017 Local Solicitation Justice Assistance Grant program.  This grant is an annual grant awarded by the federal government based upon a locality’s population and crime statistics.  

These funds allow each selected locality to support law enforcement operational needs related to criminal justice activities in the form of additional personnel, equipment, supplies, training, and more.

The FY2017 federal allocation for the City of Hampton is $43,958. The intended use of these funds by the Hampton Police Division is to: 

  • Procure a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system to integrate into the Police Division’s Real Time Information Center to support public safety operations, especially during emergencies, major city events, and times of heightened alert ($24,534); and
  • Procure optics sights and fore-end system upgrades to current division-issued weapons to replace aging systems ($19,424).

If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please contact the Police Division.