Some KS cities to receive grants for body cams

Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 07:32:25-04

The federal government has awarded grants for law enforcement body cameras to Wichita, Dodge City and Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday the U.S. Justice Department grants are among $23.2 million awarded to 73 law enforcement agencies in 32 states to increase the use of body cameras.

President Barack Obama has proposed buying 50,000 body cameras for law enforcement agencies in three years.

Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, will receive $352,500; Wichita will get $250,000 and Dodge City will receive $45,205.

The money can be used to establish a plan to use the cameras and provide training before the cameras are purchased.

The grants require a 50/50 local match. And the local governments must pay for long-term storage of information from the cameras.


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