Senator Hwang Statement Following Bond Commission Approval for Police Body Cameras for Fairfield, Newtown Departments

April 3, 2019


State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) released the following statement after the Bond Commission approved funding for police body cameras for the Fairfield and Newtown Police Departments.

HARTFORD – On Tuesday, April 2nd the Connecticut State Bond Commission approved bonding for seven municipalities to purchase body-worn recording equipment and digital storage devices for law enforcement.

The Fairfield Police Department was awarded $742,224 and Newtown Police Department was awarded $69,434 in Grants in Aid.

“I want to thank the Bond Commission for unanimously approving this important grant to our towns. Police body cameras help everyone in our communities by increasing transparency and accountability for both the public and our law enforcement officers,” said Sen. Hwang