Hiram – The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services, Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the acquisition of one in-car dash mounted video recorder unit for one of Hiram Police Department patrol vehicles. The total project is budgeted at $3,395. The approval of this grant will heighten the ability to obtain video evidence and footage of officer/public interactions during traffic stops without carrying the financial burden to the taxpayers.
“With successful grant acquisitions we are able to improve, acquire, and update safety equipment, which generates an improved safety service that we provide to the community, it also is completed without burdening taxpayers or the budget with the expense”. Currently Hiram PD has one in-car video recording device which was also acquired from a grant. The in-car dash mounted video recorder is extremely important to law enforcement, we now will have the capability to capture footage that will serve to be extremely vital in our everyday operations.