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Sandwich to add video cameras to squad cars

East Aurorteacher Shane Gillespie talks one his Senior Survivor Liturature class hands out their next book read Wednesday November 14

East Aurora teacher Shane Gillespie talks to one of his Senior Survivor Liturature class and hands out their next book to read on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Over spring break, Gillespie is taking the class to New Orleans to help rebuild areas still affected by Hurrican Katrina. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 3, 2013 6:19AM

SANDWICH — Four new video cameras for Sandwich police squad cars will be purchased with money from fines received by the city for driving under the influence violations and drug arrests.

Police Chief Bill King said the DUI/drug abuse fund totaled $31,800 before the purchase.

The four video cameras will be bought for $23,236 from Custom Signals Inc., as approved by the Sandwich City Council. King said these are the same units the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office is buying this year.

King explained that with the four new cameras and two existing cameras, six of the seven marked squad cars will have operating video units. There are plans to buy a new squad car next year, and another new video camera will be put into the new vehicle, he said.

The Council-of-the-Whole meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, and the next regular Sandwich City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Both meetings are in the city hall annex.

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