City of Syracuse Announces More Than $117,000 Federal Funding for Police Body Camera Pilot Program

US DOJ JAG Grant Will Provide 10 Body Cameras, and Other Equipment, To Syracuse Police Department

Miner: Body Cameras Are Crucial Tools in Increasing Accountability, Enhancing Police-Community Relations

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today the City of Syracuse has been awarded a $117,888 Edward J. Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Part of the City’s application included funding for a pilot program for body cameras for Syracuse Police officers.

“Developing a body camera program is a crucial tool in increasing accountability which enhances the relationship between police officers and the community they serve,” said Mayor Miner, “I appreciate the work of Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand and the US Department of Justice in supporting us with this funding.”

The DOJ grant will be used to provide body worn cameras and other equipment for the Syracuse Police Department, as well as help defer expenses for personnel and officer training.