Peekskill Police Department Receives State LETECH Grants

(l-r) Peekskill City Manager Matt Alexander, Assemblymember Dana Levenberg, State Senator Pete Harckham, Councilmember Brian Fassett, Deputy Mayor Patricia Riley and Police Chief Leo Dylewski. Credit: Office of State Sen. Pete Harckham / James Persons

The Peekskill Police Department received $316,406 in state Law Enforcement Technology (LETECH) funding for necessary technological or equipment upgrades for the department. The funds are part of $127 million provisioned in the FY2024-2025 State Budget for police departments and sheriff’s offices outside of New York City to upgrade technology and equipment.

The grants support a multitude of different types of equipment to help police departments modernize their methods of solving and preventing crimes as part of the state’s comprehensive and multifaceted approach to address crime in local communities.

The Peekskill Police Department is in the process of deciding how they will allocate the funds and expects to be able to purchase more than one piece of new equipment with the money.

Peekskill Police Chief Leo Dylewski said “This LETECH grant will allow us to upgrade and enhance our technology that will enable our department to better serve the public.  We are looking into License Plate Readers, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Handheld Radios, Patrol Vehicle Equipment (PC/Tablet, Scanners, Printer), new servers, lighting systems, speed signs, and tower computers. Thank you to Senator Harckham, Assemblymember Levenberg and DCJS for their support of local police,”

Peekskill City Manager Matt Alexander said, “The Peekskill Police Department is proud to be a recipient of the LETECH program award. These funds will allow us to invest in cutting-edge technology, streamlining our operations and better serving our community.”

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