CY 2021 Body-Worn Camera Grant Solicitation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce the availability of $6.4 million in state general funds to support the use of body-worn cameras in law enforcement. DCJS is soliciting applications from law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia that have primary law enforcement duties within their jurisdiction to make one-time grants for the purchasing, operating and maintaining of body-worn camera systems.

During the 2020 General Assembly regular session, Virginia Code Section 15.2-1723.1 was enacted, defining a body-worn camera system as “an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, and processing audiovisual recordings, including cameras or other devices capable of creating such recording, that may be worn about the person.”