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FY2023 BJA BWCPIP Partnership Plantation PD

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, $400,000)

The Plantation Police Department (PPD) was established in 1955 and is currently tasked with the
responsibility of providing public safety services to the City of Plantation, Florida. The city is situated
in western Broward County, is 20 miles north of Miami-Dade County, and is home to 93,000
residents, covering nearly 23 square miles. The PPD places a special emphasis on community relations
and enhancing both trust and transparency with the residents of Plantation. The Plantation Police
Department is committed to the implementation of BWCs throughout the organization. The PPD sees
this opportunity as a way to foster improved public relations and perceptions of policing as a whole.
The implementation of BWCs will consist of a fair and equitable open bid process, with demonstration
opportunities for all applicable submitters. Upon review of all submissions, the top two potential
awardees will be entered into a 90-day pilot study to assess all aspects of each system. The pilot will
include but is not limited to: functional operation of all hardware and equipment, training and access to
product training on a continual basis, ease and applicability of data transfer from the cameras to a
database for storage and retrieval, video retrieval, editing capability for support staff, integration with
Electronic Control Weapons (ECW) deployment and functionality, interoperability with surrounding
jurisdictions, and evidence transfer with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office 17th Judicial
Circuit. After the completion of the pilot study, the PPD will award the BWC project with approval
from the City Council of Plantation. Immediately following the award, a scaled implementation and
training of all sworn and affected non-sworn personnel will be implemented until the project has
reached full implementation and delivery. City council and the public at large will be included
throughout the implementation of the BWC program. Suspected outcomes include increased
transparency, community engagement enhancement, greater accountability, and reduced cases of use
of force.

Date Created: September 25, 2023