With this solicitation, BJA seeks to expand the adoption of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, including correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions. BJA also seeks to assist agencies that have existing BWC programs expand and refine those programs, and BJA seeks to promote the more effective management, sharing, and integration of digital evidence generated by BWCs within and between criminal justice agencies.
The goals for Categories 1 and 2 are to support the purchase or lease of BWCs by law enforcement agencies or correctional agencies as well as to ensure that they are deployed as part of a comprehensive body-worn camera program that embodies evidence-based and problem-solving approaches. To achieve this comprehensive program, agencies should allow broad stakeholder input into its development, develop plans to integrate BWC technology within the agency’s operational framework, enhance mutual trust between officers and the community, and promote organizational efficiency.
The goals for Categories 3, 4, and 5 are to promote the documentation, development, and sharing of best practices by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices that have already deployed BWC programs. Successful applicants will be able to assess, document, and share promising practices and lessons learned, all in a manner that allows replication by other interested agencies.
For additional details on each funding category, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171562.pdf#page=9.
For more information on goals, objectives, and deliverables, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171562.pdf#page=14
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