For Immediate Release
Posted: July 02, 2024


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

Additional Grant Funding Available For Local And County Law Enforcement Agencies To Purchase Body-Worn And Dashboard Cameras

CONCORD, N.H. – 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 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 Friday, Jan. 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 Monday, June 30, 2025. Grant applications can be found on the Body-worn and Dashboard Camera Grant webpage.

Law enforcement agencies with questions about the grant funds can contact the Grants Management Bureau at (603) 271-7663.