Governor Hochul earmarks $50 M for Public Safety Funding

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $50 million in State funding to invest in new technologies and equipment for local law enforcement agencies and support a continuum of pretrial services. Administered by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, $30 million will be dedicated for new technologies and body-worn cameras for local law enforcement agencies, which will help prevent, reduce, and solve crime, as well as build trust within communities. Additionally, $20 million will be allocated to pretrial services in all counties outside of New York City, which will help return more individuals to court by providing them with services and supervision. Governor Hochul made the announcement at the 2022 DCJS Public Safety Symposium, providing an update on the State’s public safety efforts and highlighting $227 million in the State’s FY23 Budget to support law enforcement and community-based initiatives to combat gun violence and keep New Yorkers safe.   

Image courtesy of (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)

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