WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), which has passed both the House and the Senate and is now headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes $622,000 in funding for police departments in the First District. This funding was requested and secured by Shea-Porter, and includes $315,000 for the Manchester Police Department, $285,000 for the Rochester Police Department, and $22,000 for the Somersworth Police Department. The Consolidated Appropriations Act passed the House 221 to 202.
“Providing funding for public safety must always be a priority,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “The equipment that these police departments will now be able to purchase will enable New Hampshire to remain the safest state in the country.”
Descriptions of how the funding will be used:
Manchester Police Department, Manchester, NH: $315,000
Funds will be used to replace radios and purchase tactical equipment.
Rochester Police Department, Rochester, NH: $285,000
Funds will be used for the acquisition of technology to deal with evolving law enforcement issues.
Somersworth Police Department, Somersworth, NH: $22,000
Funds will be used to purchase portable radios provided to Patrol Officers.