CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Local and county law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire can apply for grants to help with the purchase and use of body-worn and dashboard cameras from a state fund that was recommended by a commission studying police accountability and transparency.
Agencies can 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, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said in a news release this week.
“The safety of all law enforcement officers across the state is imperative,” New Hampshire Department of Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn said in a statement. “These grant funds will help departments put important equipment in place to protect officers who put their lives at risk every day and enhance trust with the public they serve.”
The fund was a recommendation of the Governor’s Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency.
The deadline for law enforcement to apply is noon on March 15.
Grant applications: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/homeland/body-camera-grant/index.html.