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Another Grant for Valdosta Police

By: Bill Pearson
By: Bill Pearson

Valdosta police are trying to stretch their latest federal grant to upgrade service in several areas.

The Azalea City has been given $25,000. The money will buy new video recording systems.

It will also be used on a new computer, which can be connected to the computer in a wrecked car, allowing investigators to speed up their traffic investigations.

"It will tell you what was the last speed upon impact," said Brian K. Childress, Valdosta Police Spokesman, "Tell us things about the engine. That's data we need. It will help us decide what happened, especially in accidents where both people are unconscious, that's valuable information to us."

In the next few months, Valdosta police will also use the grant money to buy new surveillance equipment, to help protect officers during standoffs or hostage situations.


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