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Detention Staff Body Camera Project - This project will provide body cameras for detention, booking and bailiff staff for the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $56,000)

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) proposes to utilize BWCPIP funding to expand LCSO’s
existing BWC program. Expected outcomes include improved officer safety, enhanced evidence
collection, enhanced transparency, and increased accountability in law enforcement practices; reduced excessive use of force incidents; and improved community relations. Sworn law enforcement officers and the citizens of Leon County are the intended beneficiaries of the project. The BWCs acquired under this award will continue to be utilized as a training tool to improve officer/deputy performance and improve de-escalation skills and evidence gathering techniques. Leon County residents will benefit from continued increases in the transparency and accountability of law enforcement officers using these BWCs, which will further advance LCSO’s efforts to build trust between the community and law enforcement. Specific activities will include purchasing new equipment, expanding technical support for the additional cameras (e.g., charging, downloading video/audio, etc.), developing expanded policies for camera implantation for use in corrections settings, developing and implementing training, and developing an evaluation process to ensure successful expansion. The LCSO will also meet regularly with the assigned TTA provider for guidance, evaluation, and implementation of recommended changes.

Date Created: September 25, 2023