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Plymouth Town Council approves application to seek body cameras reimbursement – The Bristol Press

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PLYMOUTH – The Town Council approved the town’s application to seek 30% state reimbursement for body cameras. The body cameras, Plymouth Mayor Joe Kilduff said, have already arrived and became active this fall.

“Body cameras are mandated by the Police Accountability Bill,” he said. “The officers I have spoken to are all happy to have them. It makes it a lot easier if someone brings an accusation against a police officer for us to watch the footage of …….

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PLYMOUTH – The Town Council approved the town’s application to seek 30% state reimbursement for body cameras. The body cameras, Plymouth Mayor Joe Kilduff said, have already arrived and became active this fall.

“Body cameras are mandated by the Police Accountability Bill,” he said. “The officers I have spoken to are all happy to have them. It makes it a lot easier if someone brings an accusation against a police officer for us to watch the footage of the interaction. They protect both the police department and members of the community. This is one thing that proponents of the Police Accountability Bill and the law enforcement community agree on.”

The Town Council also received an update on the $1.5 million HUD Community Development Block Grant for handicapped accessibility improvements at Gosinski Park. The grants are also intended to provide residents with additional space for activities.

The two applications which the town has received so far, Kilduff said, were both over the amount of the grant received. Vinnie Klimas, chair of the Plymouth Housing Authority, was advised to re-work the request for proposal and put it back out to bid.

“We haven’t lost the grant; we’re just looking for new bidders,” Kilduff clarified. “I’m looking forward to seeing these improvements, which will provide a new and improved facility for residents of Gosinski Park. Hopefully it will have provide them with everything they want and more and allow the facility to become a place for community events.”

Kilduff noted a recently completed audit of the Plymouth Housing Authority produced no negative findings and revealed the facility to continues to operate “in the black.”

“Vinnie does a really thorough job,” Kilduff said.

The town is also seeking to hire a full time Parks and Recreation director. The Parks and Recreation Department had been shut down during Merchant’s administration due to the covid-19 pandemic. Kilduff said he encourages qualified candidates who are interested to apply.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or [email protected]

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:39. Updated: Wednesday, 17 November 2021 15:42.

Source: http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Plymouth+News/398672/plymouth-town-council-approves-application-to-seek-body-cameras-reimbursement