Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Applications Due: June 5, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens.Law enforcement agencies across the United States and throughout the world are using body-worn cameras (BWCs) as a promising tool to improve evidentiary outcomes, and enhance the safety of, and improve interactions between, both officers and the public. The FY 2019 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) directly supports a key priorities of the Department of Justice by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens. BWCs can provide critical visual and audio records of interactions. A growing body of research findings indicate that the presence of BWCs can reduce the use of force by assisting in the de-escalation of conflicts. Research also suggests that BWCs can have a moderating effect on citizens and can help strengthen accountability and transparency in citizen-police interactions.All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 5, 2019.