Colorado Springs Wins $600K Body Camera Grant, Preps For Rollout

Posted 11:42 a.m. | Updated 1:03 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department won a $600,000 matching grant from the Department of Justice this week for its body camera program, becoming the only department from Colorado to be selected.

Now the department is looking to create a policy for that program, and they're seeking public input via a survey. And the Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs held a panel discussion Wednesday that included representatives from the police department and advocacy groups.

Sergeant James Sokolik with department's Internal Affairs says the policy should be finalized on Jan. 1. He says that the final policy will likely build on the policy used during the department's pilot program.

The department expects to roll out the cameras in the first quarter of 2016, possibly in the mid to late part of that quarter.