Fi­nance board OKs funds for foot pa­trols

Stamford Advocate - - News -

The Stam­ford Board of Fi­nance made sure last night that po­lice have money to re­in­state foot pa­trols in cer­tain city neigh­bor­hoods when they deem it nec­es­sary.

The board also saw to it that the Traf­fic and Park­ing Depart­ment will have money to pay sig­nal re­pair crews for “standby time” and ap­proved ad­di­tional funds to con­tinue the search for a new po­lice chief.

Be­fore vot­ing 5-1 for an ad­di­tional $319,949 ap­pro­pri­a­tion re­quested by the po­lice depart­ment for over­time, fi­nance board mem­bers ques­tioned po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tors if the money, a large part of which is to be used in con­junc­tion with a state drug en­force­ment grant, could be used more ef­fi­ciently in com­mu­nity polic­ing ef­forts.

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