Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) - Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division (CJPPD)
Grants to Connecticut municipalities and universities to reimburse the costs of body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies and university police forces. Eligible costs include personal recording devices, services for retaining video recordings, and data storage equipment.
Public Act 17-225, An Act Concerning Camera and Recording Devices and Equipment Used by
Police, adds the following clarifications and eligible components for reimbursement:
- Adds eligibility for electronic defense weapon recording equipment (e.g., "taser cams”). This is not an electronic defense weapon replacement program.
- Adds eligibility for any municipality making a first-time purchase of one or more dashboard
cameras with a remote audio recorder. This is not a dashboard camera replacement program.
- Adds eligibility for body worn recording equipment for 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. (Resident State Troopers will be equipped with body worn recording equipment by DESPP - and not through this local reimbursement grant program)
GrantWatch ID#: 182936
Reimbursement grants are available within the following parameters:
1. Time Period #1: January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016; 100% reimbursement for equipment; 100% of 1 Year (only) of service contract.
2. Time Period #2: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017; 100% reimbursement for equipment; 100% of 1 Year (only) of service contract.
3. Time Period #3: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018; 100% reimbursement for equipment; 0% (none) of 1 Year (only) of service contract (pending legislative change).
4. Time Period #4: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; 50% reimbursement for equipment; 50% of 1 Year (only) of service contract.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
Office of Policy and Management
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