Schiff Secures Funds to Update South Pasadena's First Responder and Police Technology in the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill includes $85,000 to update the City of South Pasadena’s first responder and police technology. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase interoperable communication equipment for the City’s first-responder vehicles, including mobile data terminals, radios, software, and needed supplies to command at an on-site location.

“Providing our first responders with the tools and equipment they need is critical to keeping families and neighborhoods in South Pasadena safe,” Rep. Schiff said. “This funding will enhance our first responders’ coordinated efforts to keep us safe by providing the in-house resources needed to respond to emergencies and gather information that can lead to apprehension of a suspect in a criminal investigation.”

“We’re very pleased with Congressman Schiff’s work to help our first responders, and we are very appreciative to receive this funding,” said South Pasadena Mayor Richard Schneider. “Any time there’s an emergency, the first thing to break down is communications. When we have people who are ready and able to help in the event of an emergency or a crime, we need to be sure we allocate our resources as efficiently as possible. This funding for training and interoperable communication equipment will allow our first-responder vehicles to serve all sections of the city with secure and effective communication systems.”