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Improve traffic enforcement and public safety by utilizing in-car video cameras.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $28,103)

The Kingsport Police Department has continued to invest in in-car video cameras for patrol cars. The main funding source for the in-car camera systems has been the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the grant provided by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). The Kingsport Police Department participates in an aggressive traffic safety campaign through the THSO with the primary focus being on traffic violations, seatbelt violations, and DUI enforcement. To combat dangerous driving including DUIs, officers rely heavily on the in-car camera system for the successful enforcement and prosecution of offenders. The in-car camera infrastructure includes wireless downloads to a server that stores the video evidence for court. The additional in-car video cameras will bring the Kingsport Police Department closer to the goal of having a camera in every patrol officer car.

Date Created: September 25, 2023