Bonding for Stratford PD

June 1, 2018

The state Bond Commission gave final approval today for $66,550 for body cameras for Stratford’s police force.

This is great news for the town and police department. Body cameras not only help promote accountability, but it will deter police and civilian misconduct and help resolve complaints against law enforcement – everything is on video.”

The state is making this funding available so police departments, like Stratford’s, can purchase this equipment and be reimbursed for the cost. It’s a good program that promotes new technology but doesn’t leave towns to foot the bill.

Residents can access body camera footage by filing a public records request.

The legislature approved funding in 2015 and 2017 to provide grants to municipalities that purchase body cameras.