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Gardena Body-Worn Camera Procurement

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $20,031)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The grantee will use the JAG award to purchase body-worn cameras. The goal of this project is to utilize body-worn cameras to improve the police departmentÂ’s ability to capture more detail when officers are on patrol; therefore, allowing the police department to provide a valuable new type of evidence. The body-worn cameras will also be useful for officer training purposes, strengthening police transparency, accountability, and performance, and improving encounters between officers and the public.


Date Created: July 16, 2015