Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that the East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department donated a Thermal Imaging Camera to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Friday, December 18, 2015.
Thermal imaging technology offers law enforcement officers the ability to see their surroundings in a brand new way, offering an identifiable and reliable “heat picture” of their environment. With the help of thermal imagers, officers can more effectively manage surveillance activities, locate and apprehend suspects, investigate crime scenes and conduct search and rescue operations.
Proper use of the technology has been shown to help officers detect potential dangers and stay safer on the job. Sheriff Root appreciates the spirit of cooperation that exists between the East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department and all first responders in Laurel County.
Our citizens have a much safer county as a result!
Pictured is East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department presenting the Thermal Imaging Camera to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
Left to right is: Laurel Sheriff's Shift supervisor Sgt. Robbie Grimes, East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darren Pennington, Laurel County Sheriff John Root, and East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Frank Votolato.