DIGHTON — Last Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito presented Dighton officials with a $201,000 state grant for a fiber optic cable to connect the city’s police and fire departments.
Polito presented the funds to Town Administrator Michael Mullen, Fire Chief Chris Maguy, Police Lt. Shawn Cronin and select board members on June 2 at Taunton Town Hall.
The grant will be used to interconnect the police with two different fire stations. With the help of the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant, the town is installing a fiber optic connection between the three facilities in an effort to simplify communications between emergency services.
“This grant is the latest in a series of initiatives to strengthen Dighton’s public safety technology for our first responders and residents,” Mullen said.
Officials said the grant funding is just part of Dighton’s future plans to build municipal fiber connections from Main Street, to Route 138 and to Station No. 2 on Chase. Street.
“Not only does this grant help Dighton invest in its public safety technology, but it envisions and plans for future municipal fiber optic connections between other City facilities and properties, while providing adequate service backups in the event of an emergency. emergency,” Mullen said.
“We are grateful for the continued partnership between the Baker-Polito administration and our legislators to support funding for these important initiatives.”
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