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Governor Awards Body-Worn Camera Grants To 109 Agencies, Including Mansfield Police

24 Jan , 2022  

Office of Governor DeWine; additions by 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded more than $4.7 million in grant funding to 109 local law enforcement agencies for expenses associated with launching or maintaining body-worn camera programs

One of those recipients was the City of Mansfield Division of Police.

“Body cameras have quickly become a necessary tool for modern policing,” said Governor DeWine. “With these grants, more than four dozen law enforcement agencies that have never had body cameras before will be able to invest in this technology to help protect their officers and offer transparency to the public.”     

Of the 109 local law enforcement agencies receiving grants, 49 will use funding to create new body-worn camera programs. The other 60 agencies will dedicate funding toward expanding or upgrading existing technology. In total, this funding will help agencies purchase around 1,700 new body cameras, as well as computer equipment, software, video storage, and more.