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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Carbondale Police Department Secures Federal Funding for Technology Upgrades

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth secured more than $182 million in Congressionally-directed spending for Illinois projects in the FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Act, including $600,000 in technology upgrades for the Carbondale Police Department.  

The Carbondale Police Department will use the funding to upgrade its records management system to better analyze data related to violent crime.

"Obtaining a new records management system has been a long-time goal of the Police Department to improve transparency, create efficiencies, enhance investigative capabilities and streamline the everyday work demands for police officers. We are very thankful for this opportunity, and I am certain this will have lasting positive impacts on the Police Department and the community," said Carbondale Police Chief Stan Reno. 

"This project was at the top of our priority list. Updating our system will increase Carbondale's crime-fighting capabilities and reinforce the numerous other efforts we've employed to reduce gun violence," said City Manager Gary Williams. 

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262.

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