Watertown Chief Ed Deveau said Tuesday that the events that unfolded during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings will cost the police department upwards of $250,000 – but he hopes the town won’t have to bear the cost.
Deveau said he expects over $250,000 in overtime and equipment charges stemming from the incident, though he cautioned the final numbers “are not even close to being completed yet.”
Deveau said the department is working with the federal and Massachusetts emergency management agencies for reimbursement.
“Based on our involvement in the Boston bombings and then with everything coming out to Watertown, we’ve created a credible amount of increased monies in overtime and equipment,” Deveau said. “We’re working with FEMA and MEMA to try and get those costs covered.”
He also said that “it is our hope” to make sure the town would not have to pay any additional expenses related to the Boston Marathon events.
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