Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:27:43 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Computer, Camera Upgrades to Improve Security at Broome County Jail

At the Broome County Jail--there's an effort underway to improve an outdated, and sometimes malfunctioning security system:

It would cost 632-thousand dollars, and upgrade security cameras, communication channels within the jail, and allow doors to be controlled from various locations throughout the facility.

The Broome County Sheriff's Department says although  an overhaul occurred  less than a decade ago-- that's a long time, in terms of  digital technology:

"Some of the equipment was upgraded in 2005 by the same means but that's still nine years old. And when you're talking about technology nine years in technological terms is a huge jump," said Major Mark Smolinski of the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

The County Legislature is expected to vote on the upgrade this Thursday.

The money would come from a Sheriff's fund, and not taxpayers' money, according to the Department.



VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Police ID Two Elderly Victims in Double-Fatal Crash VIEW VIDEO
Police have identified two elderly women killed in a crash on Route 12 in the Town of Chenango Monday afternoon.     Police say 78-year-old Laura Palmatier was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry... more

Prosecution Rests at Ramsaran Trial VIEW VIDEO
The last witness who took the stand Tuesday for the prosecution was Lieutenant Richard Cobb from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. Jury heard an audio tape from March 22nd, 2013 when the... more

PA State Police Name Ambush Shooting Suspect VIEW VIDEO
Pennsylvania State Police have named a suspect in last week's ambush shooting which left one trooper dead and another with serious injuries....   They say 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein of... more

Locals Enjoy Binghamton's Tenth Restaurant Week VIEW VIDEO
Locals are already chowing down at some favorite restaurants in downtown Binghamton as Restaurant Week kicks off! From Tuesday until next Friday, restaurants are offering  three-course lunch and... more

Old BAE Site to be Demolished VIEW VIDEO
The old BAE site in Westover is set to be demolished. This after Senator Charles Schumer announced Tuesday the Air Force is soliciting contracts for demolition, which is expected to cost $17.3... more

IDA Changes Tax Exemption Policy VIEW VIDEO
Leaders in Broome County say development will not be harmed by a recent change to a tax incentive policy.   The Broome County Industrial Development Agency amended its automatic tax exemption... more

Binghamton 2015 City Budget VIEW VIDEO
Binghamton Mayor Rich David lays out a $91.8 million spending plan in his first budget address. David is proposing a .4% tax increase for residents. 1.9% for businesses. Those figures are based... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...