Oxnard PD to Seek Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program FY2015 Competitive Grant

By George Miller

PoliceBodyCameraOxnard Police Department (OPD) has been testing police body cameras for months and is ready to move into a pilot implementation program. The City intends to apply for a $150,00 grant to defray the cost of the estimated $531,940 pilot program.  The Police Department is proposing to fund the required match from Measure 0 in the amount of $381,940. If approved, the grant will be recognized and match will be appropriated from Measure O. Measure 0 appropriation will be required at a future City Council action.

In spite of the severe budget crunch, there appears to be support from the program from the City Council, staff, police Dept. and the public.  We’ll see at the council meeting on Tuesday after presentation, debate and voting.

From June City Council meeting agenda:

Police Department
3. SUBJECT: Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program FY2015 Competitive Grant Announcement. (059)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution: 1) Authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit an application for up to $150,000 in grant funds to the U.S. Department of Justice for Body-Worn Camera Systems; 2) Authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute grant agreements; 3) Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer or designee to submit financial reports and grant claims and approve administrative budget adjustments for the use of grant funds; and 4) Authorizing the Chief of Police or designee to submit non-financial reports.
Legislative Body: CC Contact: Mary Diamond Phone: 385-7612


George Miller is Publisher of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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