Body Camera Grant Program under the Police Accountability Bill

Overview

Public Act 20-1 of the July Special Session

 

The Office of Policy and Management, as directed by Public Act 20-1 of the July Special Session, shall, within available resources, administer a grant program to provide a grant-in-aid to any municipality approved for such a grant-in-aid by the office, for the costs associated with (1) the purchase of body-worn recording equipment for use by the sworn members of such municipality's police department or for use by constables, police officers or other persons who perform criminal law enforcement duties under the supervision of a resident state trooper serving such municipality, and digital data storage devices or services, provided such equipment, device or service conforms to the minimal technical specifications approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-6d of the general statutes, and (2) a first-time purchase by such municipality of one or more dashboard cameras with a remote recorder or the replacement by such municipality of one or more dashboard cameras purchased prior to December 31, 2010, with one or more dashboard cameras with a remote recorder, provided such dashboard cameras with a remote recorder conform to the minimal technical specifications approved pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-6d of the general statutes.

$4M was authorized for the program. The reimbursement rates will be 50% for distressed municipalities and 30% for non-distressed municipalities.