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Federal Stimulus Grant Funds Benzie County Police Technology Upgrade

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Federal stimulus money will soon help law enforcement across the state.

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan State Police announced who will get the grant money on Tuesday.

The Benzie County Sheriff's Department in Beulah will get nearly $19,000 to upgrade technology in their patrol cars.

The department installed mobile data terminals in 2010. The computers turn the cars into an office where deputies can look up criminal histories or run license plates. A federal stimulus grant will now allow the department to better protect the secure wireless information they get from crime databases and meet new security standards.

Deputies and dispatchers can even see where the patrol cars are located on a map.

The sheriff's department hopes to start installing the updates to the system next month.

For information on the other counties receiving the grant click on the link below.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/Full_Merge_-_Statewide_416704_7.pdf

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Tony Zyber have more on the story.

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