Body Worn Cameras

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.

Colorado Revised Statutes 2017 Title 24

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

Body-worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers Grant Funding Program

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

Allocations announced 

October 15, 2021

Applications and Budget Worksheets Due

December 2021

Earliest date agencies can receive funds, dependent upon completing above steps.

FAQs

Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers Grant Program FAQs

If you have additional questions, please contact Kelly Abbott, Office of Adult & Juvenile Justice Assistance Manager.

 

Other Available Funding

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.