Area Departments Getting New Police Cameras & Needed Equipment

Money for over 100 license plate readers for the Panhandle Auto Burglary and Theft Unit was approved in the form of a grant from the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for the devices.

Commander Patrick McBroom of the Panhandle Auto Burglary and Theft Unit says they’ve received a grant for $522,000, and the money will be used to purchase equipment that is much needed for the area to combat catalytic converter thefts, and will assist with other crimes, as well as purchasing a stationary license plate reader cameras.

Potter County is just one of the many departments that will be receiving cameras.

Other jurisdictions getting cameras include include Canyon, Randall, Dumas, and Moore County.

A tagged car will send out a notification that’ll go out to the department and the theft unit for quick intervention.

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