Somerville PD upgrading with some new grants

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Helping with equipment needs, chief says

SOMERVILLE POLICE CHIEF Craig Wise looks over this computer in a police car. Wise has been seeking grants for equipment purchases for the department. -- Tribune photo by Roy Sanders
Thanks to some grant writing by Somerville Police Chief Craig Wise, the department has some much needed new equipment. That includes upgraded computers for all patrol cars and a revised and updated crime reporting system. He is also seeking grant funding for body cameras, although that is still pending. He also secured a separate lease agreement using budgeted funds, instead of an upfront cost…

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