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Assemblymember Rodriguez Presents Crime Fighting Budget Allocation Check to Pomona Police Department

For immediate release:

(Sacramento, CA) – Yesterday, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D – Pomona) presented a novelty check for a funding allocation he championed in the 2023-24 State Budget to directly benefit the Pomona Police Department. He was joined by Police Chief Mike Ellis and officers from the department.

“As a career first responder, I understand the sacrifices and risks our officers undertake to protect and serve their communities. My son is a Sheriff’s Deputy in Los Angeles County, and my wife Michelle is a POST Commissioner. They both highlight for me the further difficulties our law enforcement officers face every single day. I am honored to have obtained this funding that will provide an essential tool to aid in the solving of crimes in Pomona,” stated Assemblymember Rodriguez.

A total of $860,000 was allocated to fully fund the Pomona Police Department’s Flock Camera system. This funding will allow the Pomona Police Department to rapidly expand a traffic camera network within the City of Pomona. The camera network will be instrumental in solving crimes, including human trafficking which is currently plaguing the Inland Empire.

The neighboring cities of Chino and Montclair have similar systems in place already, helping to reduce crime rates in each city and improving the safety of working conditions for law enforcement officers. 

Assemblymember Rodriguez (Linktree) represents the 53rd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and Upland. He is Chair of the Assembly Committee on Emergency Management.