UAlbany Police Department Receives
Grant for Mobile Video Systems
Weber (518) 437-4980
(September 23, 2003) -- The University at Albany's Police
Department (UPD) has received an $8,000 grant for two mobile
video systems which will assist police in collecting evidence
and prosecuting individuals who violate the law, from the
Shawna Meadows Foundation.
Meadows Foundation promotes highway safety and targets drug
and alcohol violations. Richard Meadows created the Shawn
Meadows Foundation after a drunk driver crossed the centerline
of a highway, striking a vehicle and killing his eldest daughter,
Shawna, and his mother-in-law, Alleta Priest, on November
26, 1994. He has since worked to stop alcohol related traffic
deaths and injuries in his home state of Illinois and has
been politically active in several states.
UPD Chief Frank
Wiley said, "The mobile video systems will greatly enhance
UPD's ability to provide safe and secure learning and working
environments for the UAlbany campuses and community. We are
most grateful to Mr. Meadows and the Shawna Meadows Foundation
for their generous support."
mobile video systems, which include a ceiling mounted console
with an integrated tape deck and video screen with playback
capability, have been installed in two marked patrol vehicles.
A remote microphone is also included for officer use.