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Grant funds aid in necessary equipment upgrades for Sharon police, fire

Sharon PD

The town of Sharon has been awarded $68,195 in grants to provide needed upgrades to the Sharon Police and Fire Departments. The town received two grants totaling $5,000 to upgrade to digital radio systems for the departments, which was recently required for first responders. The police department also received a $63,195 state grants from the state to purchase a new, fully-equipped patrol car, three new bullet-proof vests, upgrades to radar equipment, six body cameras for each officer on patrol, new in-car cameras, and three new tasers with an estimated $2,000 left in grant funds. Sharon Interim Police Chief and Fire Chief Gary Eddings said the grant funds have been invaluable to the town, saying the needed upgrades to equipment would not have been possible in a small municipality without the help of grant funding.