The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is statutorily authorized to undertake criminal and juvenile justice planning, coordination, and policy analysis. PCCD consists of FY2018 and FY2019 BWCPIP grantees, with over 100 agencies within PCCD having received funding to date. This infographic provides information on the benefits of a regional approach to BWC implementation, and different information on PCCD regarding program types, how BWC evidence is stored, how many BWCs are purchased by each agency, and total PCCD funding by year.
As the SAA, the PCCD administers state and federal grant programs. In 2018, PCCD applied for and received a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) BWCPIP grant from the U.S. Justice Department. This report shows the location within the state of the sites that have received funding through the PCCD for body-worn cameras (BWCs) by year. This report also outlines the benefits for agencies participating in the BWCPIP. Smaller agencies and others without federal grant experience are relieved of the responsibility of applying for and managing a federal grant, and subgrant agencies benefit from collaborating with neighboring agencies that are also subgrantees, promoting regional approaches and consistency. In addition, agencies are able to develop policies specific to local context while complying with state laws and mandates. Other BWC data reported indicate that 102 agencies within the state have received BWC funding; 80 agencies have trained officers on BWCs to date; 22 cameras have been requested per agency on average; and 2,299 total BWCs have been requested.