Grants for Surveillance Awarded to Paintsville

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

The city of Paintsville has been awarded two separate grants from the Department of Homeland Security totaling 75 thousand dollars.
The money will be split to provide the city police with new dashboard cameras, and to increase surveillance presence around town at four different locations.

"We took a close look before we proceeded with our grant applications and looked at the high-traffic areas where we had a lot of community people out, residence, children in particular," said Johnson County Emergency Management Director Gary McClure.

High-resolution cameras will be set up at the parking lot behind city hall, at the Paintsville recreation center, the Paintsville Park, and the Paintsville Country Club, which had its own troubles over the summer.

"Recently this past summer they did have a breakin over at the paintsville country club, so that was one instance," said McClure.

Dashboard cameras will be added to help document various stops.

"That plays a big part in the court proceedings and how they document the type of work that they do out there."

McClure says he expects the cameras to be up within four months.

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