Atlanta school officers receive grant to get body cameras
Atlanta Public Schools was awarded a $249,608 federal grant to equip its officers with body-worn cameras
By Vanessa McCray
ATLANTA — Atlanta school police officers are getting a new addition to their uniforms: body cameras.
Atlanta Public Schools announced it would equip its officers with body-worn cameras, using a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The district was awarded a $249,608 federal grant to be matched with local money and to be divided among it, Clayton, and DeKalb school districts based on the number of officers in each district.