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Body Worn Cameras

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $14,299)

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 grant recipient will use the JAG award to purchase body-worn cameras and related supplies for the city police department. The goal is to replace outdated and unreliable cameras, allowing for increased durability, high definition recording, increased field of view, enhanced night recording, and extended battery life. The recordings will be used as evidence during criminal court proceedings and to reduce potential civil liability and misconduct complaints. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 16, 2016