County gets $1.9 million homeland security grant

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    Passaic County received the third larges homeland security grant in the state, $1.9 million. Essex and Hudson were the only counties that received more. The county will use the money to build communication links between emergency medical teams and police, fire, health, and college security departments. The money will also be used to purchase security cameras and improve databases. The improved databases will allow police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to retrieve more information about the people with whom they are dealing. The amounts of the grants are determined by risk factors, which include reservoirs. Nearby Morris County received the least amount of money — $750,000