Rep. Brennan Announces Body Camera Funding

I am proud to announce that the Parma, Parma Heights, and Cleveland Metroparks Police Departments are set to receive over $125,000 to help cover the costs associated with body-worn cameras. 

The funding is part of the Body-Worn Camera Grant Program which was funded as a result of House Bill 33, which I supported. In all, the bill sets aside $5 million for 2024 and another $5 million in 2025 for the program. This year 108 local police departments will receive funding.

Among my priorities as state representative was to put my nearly two decades of experience on Parma City Council to work in a bipartisan fashion at the Statehouse to bring dollars back home to enhance the safety of and quality of life for the community. This victory is a tangible example of that commitment, 

The Body-Worn Camera Program was created in 2021, and has funded over 300 local law enforcement agencies. This year Parma will receive $64,890, Parma Heights is set to receive $32,853.41, and the Cleveland Metroparks $29,446. 

Body cameras protect our law enforcement officers who put their lives at risk every day for us. They also protect residents. I am honored be in a position to help put taxpayer dollars to work for causes like this,. I am also proud of Mayors Timothy DeGeeter and Marie Gallo, as well as Metroparks Director Brian Zimmerman for applying for the grants. This shows that they are being creative at seeking dollars to strengthen the communities they serve.I represent Ohio House District 14, which encompasses all of Parma and Parma Heights, as well as parts of Cleveland’s West Park and the Cleveland Metroparks.

Sean Patrick Brennan

Sean Patrick Brennan

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Volume 16, Issue 2, Posted 5:03 PM, 02.01.2024