Mayor Robin Oda and Police Chief Shawn McKinney Troy Police Department are pleased to announce that the Troy Police Department has received a $71,790 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).
The funds, awarded through OCJS’s Body-Worn Camera Grant Program, will be used to pay for data storage of videos from officers’ body-worn cameras.
Said Police Chief Shawn McKinney, “Storing the hours of footage picked up by our cameras every day is the most expensive piece of our new body-worn camera program. Footage related to criminal cases may need to be stored anywhere between 8 years and forever, and even non-evidentiary footage is stored for 31 days. These funds will contribute significantly as we store hundreds of terabytes of data.”
In 2021, the Troy City Council approved the expenditure of $217,718 for the initial purchase of body-worn cameras, in-cruiser cameras, and related equipment. The Troy Foundation made a generous contribution of $18,000 for the initial year of the program. The cameras have been in use since August 2021.
For more information, contact the Troy Police Department at 937-339-7525.