Thursday, September 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Over $20 Million to Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced awards totaling over $20 million to 106 state, city, tribal and municipal law enforcement agencies to establish and enhance law enforcement body-worn camera programs across the United States. The awards, funded under the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Fiscal Year 2016 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program, will help law enforcement organizations implement body-worn camera policies, practices and evaluation methods to make a positive impact on the quality of policing in individual communities. Under this grant announcement, BJA awarded over $16 million to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, as well as a $3 million supplemental award to continue support for body-worn camera training and technical assistance. Read more at

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