The department plans to spend $85,000 on a range of equipment to help fight crime and organize disaster scenes.
New digital fingerprint readers, computers, a new phone system that will immediately call officers in the event of an emergency and some street warning signs are on the Santa Cruz Police Department's shopping list this week.
The list will be presented for approval at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The department has $85,000 to spend from a Homeland Security grant.
"The funding is much broader than just for terrorism," said police spokesman Zach Friend.
The equipment will help in various aspects of crime.