The Brookfield Police Department offered to have needed items paid for from the Police Outside Services Fund rather than include the money in the recently approved capital budget.
$60,000 will be used to buy a 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck, previously used by the fire marshal. The money will also go toward gear to serve the operational needs of the police department. The truck will not be used for patrols, but rather to tow other vehicles, responding to difficult terrain or transporting traffic control equipment like cones.
Another $61,737 dollars will be used for various technology items including tablets, tracking software for patrol cars, and a surveillance camera and microphone for the interview room. Money will also be used to reconfigure the audio recording equipment in the holding area.
Payments to the Police Outside Services Fund come from officers working construction sites, directing traffic and other extra duty. Brookfield charges for the officers and cars, with a markup. That markup is put into the Fund.