Additional Grant Funding Available for Local and County Law Enforcement Agencies to Purchase Body-Worn and Dashboard Cameras
CONCORD, New Hampshire – Department of Safety Commissioner Robert L. Quinn and Attorney General John M. Formella announce the availability of additional grant funding to local and county law enforcement agencies for the purchase and use of body-worn and dashboard cameras.
The grant funds will provide selected agencies with an opportunity to defray some of the costs associated with equipping officers and vehicles with cameras. Grantees may be reimbursed, up to $50,000, for the purchase of body-worn or dashboard cameras, software maintenance for the cameras, and maintenance and storage of data related to the cameras. Additional stipulations, including prohibited uses, apply.
The legislature enacted RSA 105-D:3 on July 1, 2021, to establish the Body-Worn and Dashboard Camera Fund and authorized the Department of Safety and the Department of Justice to jointly establish rules governing the funds. Those rules, N.H. Admin R. Saf-C 9700, became effective on Friday, January 28, 2022. The fund, the creation of which completed a key recommendation of the Governor’s Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency (LEACT), encourages local law enforcement to implement such technology to improve officer safety and transparency in New Hampshire.
The deadline for law enforcement agencies to apply is Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM.
Grant applications can be found on the Body-Worn and Dashboard Camera Grant page.
Law enforcement agencies with questions about the grant funds can contact Pam Urban-Morin with the Department of Safety Grants Management Bureau at (603) 271-7663.