Lawmakers in Vermont have won a $250,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help fund security cameras on Statehouse exterior and improved video surveillance inside.

Chief Matthew Romei told the General Assembly yesterday that they are working with company who installed similar systems at Massachusetts and Rhode Island capitol buildings; he assured discreetness will be maintained while providing robust protection against any threats targeting our democracy.

Compass Vermont reported on about $25,000 worth of damage done by vandals in July of 2022. 

The Capitol Police Department has obtained federal assistance for its current operations through an agreement made possible by Congress last year when it passed legislation approving these types or grants given out every two years since 2006-people can get involved too.