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Press Release  Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Municipalities Over $3.6 Million for Police Body-Worn Cameras

Grant Program Improves Public Safety and Enhances Police Transparency and Accountability
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  • Office of Grants and Research
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Media Contact   for Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Municipalities Over $3.6 Million for Police Body-Worn Cameras

Renee Algarin, Director of Communications

BostonToday, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced the award of over $3.6 million in grant funds to 52 local police departments for the implementation or expansion of body-worn camera programs in communities across Massachusetts.

Now in its third year, the Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program awarded $3,610,598.95 to support municipal police agencies’ purchase of body-worn camera equipment and data storage during Fiscal Year 2024. The state-funded program is managed by the Office of Grants and Research (OGR), a state agency that is part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).

“These grants provide local police agencies with resources to implement technology that strengthens police-community relations while improving investigations and advancing the fundamental principles of transparency and accountability,” said Governor Maura Healey. “This investment reflects our Administration’s commitment to increasing public safety, promoting best practices among law enforcement, and nurturing strong relationships between police and the communities they serve.”

“Body-worn cameras are a transformative tool that promotes police transparency and accountability, enhances community trust, and positively impacts the quality of investigations,” said Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll. “These grants underscore our Administration’s commitment to creating safer communities and supporting municipalities with the resources needed to deliver exemplary police services.”

Body-worn camera programs provide law enforcement agencies with an important tool to improve training and advance best practices. This grant program and the resulting technology implementation will improve safety for police and communities statewide,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy. “As a growing number of departments launch or expand body-worn camera programs, this funding has become a vital resource for police departments across the state.”

“Creating safe communities requires ensuring that our local police departments have the resources necessary to meet the needs of their communities and their officers. The Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program aims to promote officer safety and the security of the towns and cities they serve,” said OGR Executive Director Kevin Stanton.

The following departments received funding through the FY24 Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program:

Grant Recipient

Award Amount

Acton Police Department


Adams Police Department


Arlington Police Department


Auburn Police Department


Barnstable Police Department


Belchertown Police Department


Berlin Police Department


Bernardston Police Department


Bourne Police Department


Bridgewater Police Department


Brookline Police Department


Clinton Police Department


Fall River Police Department


Framingham Police Department


Goshen Police Department


Grafton Police Department


Granville Police Department


Hinsdale Police Department


Holbrook Police Department


Holliston Police Department


Kingston Police Department


Lanesborough Police Department


Lawrence Police Department


Leicester Police Department


Littleton Police Department


Marion Police Department


Methuen Police Department


Nahant Police Department


New Bedford Police Department


North Adams Police Department


North Reading Police Department


Northfield Police Department


Orange Police Department


Rockland Police Department


Salem Police Department


Sherborn Police Department


Shrewsbury Police Department


Southborough Police Department


Sudbury Police Department


Sutton Police Department


Warwick Police Department


Webster Police Department


West Bridgewater Police Department


Whatley Police Department


Winchendon Police Department


Yarmouth Police Department




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Media Contact   for Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Municipalities Over $3.6 Million for Police Body-Worn Cameras

  • Office of Grants and Research 

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