Hudson Town Meeting approves body-worn cameras, less lethal devices for police

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Hudson Town Meeting approves body-worn cameras, less lethal devices for police
Board members examine Town Meeting warrant (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

HUDSON – Two articles that called for the implementation of body-worn cameras and less lethal devices for the Hudson Police Department were approved during Town Meeting. 

Article 7 asked Town Meeting members to authorize the Select Board to enter into a multi-year lease purchase finance agreement to acquire and implement the cameras and less-lethal devices for the police department.

A two-thirds vote was required to pass this article.

The second article – Article 8 – asked that $24,687 be raised and appropriated for the first-year costs to acquire and implement body-worn cameras and less-lethal devices for police officers.

The police department’s 2023 fiscal year budget, which was approved at Town Meeting in May, had appropriated $40,450 for the body-worn cameras and less-lethal devices. The total first-year cost to include in the lease finance agreement for body-worn cameras and less-lethal devices is $65,137.

A majority vote at Town Meeting was required for the passage of this article.

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