With New Fed Grant, TPD Working On Rolling Out Body Cameras To Officers

Nov 13, 2017

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Now that Tallahassee Police have received a federal grant for body cameras, the local law agency is working on getting them rolled out to the department.

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike Deleo said while it doesn’t cover the full cost, the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will be a big help.

“So, over the next six to eight months, we’re working on getting body cameras in and rolled out,” he said. “And, we got the grant from the federal government for $675,000, but that’s going to be another about probably $800,000 to $1 million in the first year from the city and an ongoing cost of $400,000 to $500,000 from here on out.”

Deleo says the mayor and the City Commission have also been very supportive of his efforts. Before the grant, only a few police cars had dash cams, and even fewer motorcycle patrol officers wore body cameras.

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