Federal Grant To Help Pay For Greenville, Spartanburg Police Body Cameras

A federal grant will pay for just over a third of the cost to equip all Greenville Police officers with body-worn cameras.

The department announced Tuesday that a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant will provide nearly $94,000 toward the cost of purchasing and equipping the cameras. The total cost will be more than $260,000.

The South Carolina legislature passed a law in June that will ultimately require all police agencies across the state to use these cameras.

Greenville Police were one of 283 agencies nationwide to apply for the grant. Seventy-three agencies got some form of funding.

The department believes some or most of the city’s expenses should be eligible for reimbursement from the state body-worn camera fund.

WSPA’s coverage partners at GSA Business report, Spartanburg is also receiving funds for the body-worn cameras. For more on that part of the story, click here.

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