Authorize grant application in amount up to $2 million to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist the Police Bureau to implement a Body-Worn Camera Program


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide grant funding to assist law enforcement agencies to implement, pilot or expand a Body-Worn Camera (BWC) program through the purchase or lease of BWC equipment (Exhibit A);
  2. The City of Portland, Portland Police Bureau intends to apply for DOJ OJP BJA grant funding for the Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Grant Program FY 2022 Solicitation by May 25, 2022;
  3. The solicitation states that there is Federal funding of up to $2,000,000 for law enforcement and state correctional agencies’ BWC programs. Eligible agencies can receive up to $2,000 per BWC;
  4. The grant period commences on October 1, 2022, with a performance period duration of 36 months; and
  5. Match in funding is a requirement of this grant:  Federal funds awarded under this solicitation may not cover more than 50 percent of the total costs of the project being funded.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Mayor is authorized to make application to DOJ OJP BJA for a grant in an amount up to $2,000,000. 
  2. The Mayor is authorized to accept on behalf of the City the BJA FY 2022 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies award when awarded and to execute a grant agreement with the United States of America acting through its Department of Justice.
  3. The Mayor is authorized to provide such information and assurances as are required for the grant period.
  4. The Office of Management & Finance Grants Management Division is authorized to perform all administrative matters in relation to the grant application, grant agreement or amendments, requests for reimbursement from the grantor, and to submit required online grant documents on the Mayor’s behalf.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Document History

Item 249 Regular Agenda in April 6, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading April 13, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Item 278 Regular Agenda in April 13-14, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council


  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by



Tammy Mayer

RegJIN Program Manager

Kathryn Linzey

PPB Procurement Analyst

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