N.Y. county gets $200K grant funding to upgrade CO security systems
The county’s DOC will be upgrading the current staff body alarm system that was installed in 1999
By Rick Pezzullo
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Westchester County Executive George Latimer and State Senator Pete Harckham last week announced an initiative to enhance safety for correction officers of the Westchester County Department of Correction (DOC).
Thanks to a $200,000 state grant secured by Harckham, the county’s DOC will be upgrading the current staff body alarm system that was installed in 1999. Upgrades include transition to latest system version and installation of additional indoor and outdoor repeaters and transmitters.
The computer-based system connects to units worn by every correction officer working at the County Jail and allows them to call for help in the event of an emergency. When activated, the units transmit a signal to the facility’s main control center and the Departments Emergency Response Team.