Penn-Ohio Electrical Contractors, Masury, has donated a body camera to the Brookfield Police Department and the labor and materials to install an LED lighting system in the police garage, a $3,500 total value.
“Local company backing the blue,” said company Co-Owner Dan O’Brien. “Just giving them some respect. They’ve always been there for us.”
Penn-Ohio has had a long relationship with the police department, including sponsoring of the Cops Car Show when the police department has held it, said Cpl. Jay First.
“We’ve always had a good rapport with them,” he said. “They’ve always helped us in the past with other donations.”
The body camera is worth about $680, First said. Body cameras record police interactions on traffic stops and other specified calls, and are used in collecting evidence and providing accountability for police officers as they do their jobs, he said. The cameras get beaten up from falls and the normal wear and tear of everyday use, First said.
The LED project will save the department money in utility bills, as LEDs use less energy and last longer than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, First said. Penn-Ohio also installed a motion sensor, so the lights go on anytime someone enters the garage, O’Brien said.
The department has had the body camera for some time, and Penn-Ohio installed the lighting system in mid-November.