Police monitoring equipment purchase approved by Elkhart City Council

Purchase will cost about $35,000, and front desk and evidence room among areas where it will be used.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

ELKHART — Funding for a recording system for the city police department was approved Monday night, June 16, by the Elkhart City Council.

The equipment will replace a system that is no longer useable, according to Lt. Mike Sigsbee, who is the head of internal affairs.

The department already has recording equipment for interview rooms, and the additional equipment, which can provide video and audio, will come from the same company, Sigsbee said.

The police department requested $35,090 for the equipment.

Sigsbee said the department has used a more simplistic backup system to monitor some parts of the building in the meantime.

The council moved quickly on the proposal and provided the necessary votes to complete the request.

In other matters, the council took the first steps toward approving a friendly annexation request involving a church property.

Grace Bible Church is at 54230 C.R. 5.

Council approved a resolution declaring the property an economic revitalization area. Final approval could happen in July.

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