Findlay PD Receiving Grant Funding For Body Camera Program
The Findlay Police Department is among law enforcement agencies across Ohio receiving funding from the state to cover costs associated with body camera programs.
Governor DeWine’s office announced that the state will award $4.9 million in grant funding to 112 agencies as part of the Ohio Body-Worn Camera Grant Program.
Of those agencies, 44 will use the funding to create a new body camera program, including the Findlay Police Department.
The Findlay Police Department will receive a $91,926 grant.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is receiving $77,636 in funding.
See the full list of the second round of funding by clicking here.
“Body cameras are an essential tool for policing, and the funds awarded today will help agencies purchase around 1,660 new body cameras and associated technology,” the governor said.
This second round of grant funding comes after the initial round was announced in January which provided funding to 109 agencies.
Over the summer, we spoke with Findlay officials as the police department was testing out different body cams, and you can read that story by clicking here.
Over 100 law enforcement agencies were awarded funding for body camera programs. Body cameras are an essential tool for policing, and the funds awarded today will help agencies purchase around 1,660 new body cameras and associated technology. ➡ https://t.co/RiCYgcMhH5 pic.twitter.com/ClSYH9dHIJ
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) December 16, 2022