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Exeter Police Department Body-Worn Camera Training

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-00051-BRND
Location
Awardee County
Rockingham
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$232,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $232,000)

The Exeter Police Department does not have body-worn cameras.  Across the nation, there is a drastic need for Police Officers to have such cameras to promote increased accountability and transparency to the communities they serve while officiating their duties.  More than ever, body-worn cameras have proven to be an invaluable asset to both the Police that utilize them and the public they devotedly serve. 

A $232,000 grant would fund equipment purchases and installation, software licenses, access to secure data storage, and around-the-clock technical support.  All of which are necessary for an effective, respectful,  and transparent body-worn camera program.  No funds are available to the Exeter Police Department to implement a body-worn camera program, so it’s asking for assistance.  A request of $232,000 from the Exeter general budget would create a devastating tax burden that the Town would likely be unable to support since they are a small New England town of 16,000 people.
 

The Town of Exeter’s Police Department expects this program to support both the officers and residents of Exeter in a meaningful and transparent way.  They will create program policies and procedures which support, educate, and train all officers and staff utilizing body-worn cameras.

Date Created: July 26, 2022