HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Hamburg Police Department is getting some help from Albany.

State and village leaders got together Friday to announce a $15,000 grant from the state to buy new radios for the police department there.

The department's old radios only let them talk with the dispatcher. The 16 new ones they just got will let them talk in the field and with responders from other agencies.

"And it makes a big difference when you can get on that radio and know that you're going to have people there you know who's calling you," Village of Hamburg mayor Tom Moses said.

The radios help out dispatchers as well by letting them know immediately which officer is talking to them.

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