Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $80,000)
The City of Pembroke Pines is seeking $80,000 in federal funds to enhance its existing Body Worn Camera Program, which has been in implemented since 2017.
The project under this grant proposal is to outfit an additional (40) sworn law enforcement officers with body worn camera (BWC) devices and accompanying user licensing for electronic storage of video evidence, and these BWCs would be deployed for agency personnel who have public contact and are members of the Detective Bureau, Community Affairs Unit, and Training Unit.
The estimated cost for this project is $209,622 which will include the $80,000 federal request and a minimum local match of $129,622 (exceeding the 1:1 requirement). The program is phased across the 36-month grant period, and the estimated timeline is for physical equipment to be procured in Year 1, with ongoing BWC licensing costs for the estimated (40) personnel spread across Years 1 – 3.
The agency anticipates working with the BJA Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider in meeting all mandatory policy scorecard requirements, conducting monthly reporting assessments, and meeting any other activities recommended by the TTA.