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Orange County NewsFor Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Greenbaum Thursday, February 2, 2023 845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Funding for
Body-Worn Cameras for the Town of Wallkill
Funding Provided from Forfeiture Proceeds
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, announced that his Office has provided funding to the Town of Wallkill for the purchase of body-worn cameras for officers serving the Town. The funds will be taken from forfeiture proceeds that the District Attorney’s Office received from narcotics investigation and are part of District Attorney Hoovler’s continuing program of providing funding for body-worn cameras to Orange County’s police agencies. This was the fifth time the District Attorney’s Office provided funding for local police agencies to purchase body-worn cameras and is part of District Attorney Hoovler’s push for increased transparency in policing.
“Body-worn cameras help ensure police accountability and transparency,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and can also provide valuable evidence for use in some criminal investigations and prosecutions. I am happy to have provided funding to the Town of Wallkill, as I have with other interested Orange County police agencies, for the purchase of body-worn cameras. Through that funding, we hope to help ensure that our police agencies have the resources necessary to perform their duties safely and fairly, and to develop the evidence necessary to bring to justice those that are guilty of crime.”
George Serrano, the Town Supervisor thanked District Attorney Hoovler and commended him for his support of local police departments and the funding necessary to outfit every officer with a body-work camera