Body Worn Camera Requirements
24-31-902 Incident Recordings
24-31-902. Incident recordings - release - tampering - fine.
(1) (a) (I) BY JULY 1, 2023, ALL LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE STATE AND THE COLORADO STATE PATROL SHALL PROVIDE BODY-WORN CAMERAS FOR EACH PEACE OFFICER OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHO INTERACTS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAY SEEK FUNDING PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-33.5-519.
SB20-217 Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity
Beginning July 1, 2023, the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act requires all local law enforcement agencies and the Colorado state patrol to issue body-worn cameras to their officers, except for those working in jails, working as administrative or civilian staff, the executive detail of the state patrol, and those working in court rooms.
HB21-1250 Measures to Address Law Enforcement Accountability
The Measures to Address Law Enforcement Accountability Act makes changes to the provisions of Senate Bill 20-217, enacted in 2020, (SB 217) to provide clarity and address issues discovered since the passage of that bill. SB 217 used the term "exonerated", but never defined it; the act defines "exonerated" and further clarifies the term "contact".
Body-worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers Grant Program
DCJ Grant Funding Timeline - Subject to Change
September 10, 2021
Intent to Apply Due
If your Law Enforcement Agency is in need of assistance purchasing body-worn cameras to meet the requirements of SB20-217 and HB21-1250, please complete your intent to apply no later than September 10, 2021.
September 17, 2021
October 15, 2021
Applications and Budget Worksheets Due
Earliest date agencies can receive funds, dependent upon completing above steps.
If you have additional questions, please contact Kelly Abbott, Office of Adult & Juvenile Justice Assistance Manager.
Other Available Funding
Bureau of Justice Assistance Grants
FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program - Local Solicitation - closed August 16, 2021
Small, Rural, and Tribal Body-Worn Camera Microgrant Program - closed August 31, 2021
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program - Opens January 2022
The purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, offered through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is to promote working partnerships between federal, state, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system.
This funding opportunity is currently closed and will reopen January 2022.