Atlanta school officers receive grant to get body cameras

Atlanta Public Schools was awarded a $249,608 federal grant to equip its officers with body-worn cameras


By Vanessa McCray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Atlanta school police officers are getting a new addition to their uniforms: body cameras.

Atlanta Public Schools announced it would equip its officers with body-worn cameras, using a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The district was awarded a $249,608 federal grant to be matched with local money and to be divided among it, Clayton, and DeKalb school districts based on the number of officers in each district.

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