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Technology will help police with surveillance tapes

October 21, 2004

Albany- Albany Police are about to get new technology that could help them catch crooks.

Almost $36,000 from a federal grant will pay for a system to enhance video surveillance tape. Money from previous grants helped the department buy a lot of important equipment such as the BAT mobile used during road blocks to test drunk drivers.

"It helps fill holes that we have in our city budget. The police department does not get anything to speak of in terms of capital improvement, so we use grant funds to supplement what the city's able to give us," said Michael Tilson with Albany Police Department.

The county is getting almost $9,000 from the grant.

posted at 9:21 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com