Gov. Murphy, alongside other state and local officials in Camden, said that 487 departments across New Jersey had applied for and been approved for about $58 million in grants to buy cameras.
- It's the beginning of a new era for law enforcement in New Jersey. Today, state leaders gathered in Camden to mark the implementation of a policy requiring all uniformed officers in the state to be outfitted with body cameras. Governor Murphy signed a bill back in November that requires all officers statewide to wear the cameras while on duty. Lawmakers earmarked $58 million in grants to fund that program.
PHIL MURPHY: Today is an opportunity for us to further cement New Jersey's role as a national leader in smart police reforms that seek to bridge divides and not exacerbate them.
- Now, the new law also requires all body cam footage to be kept for at least 180 days.