LEACT Recommendation Delivered, Body Camera Contract Approved
Concord, NH – Today, following a vote by the Executive Council to approve a $3.4 million contract that equips New Hampshire State Police with body cameras, Governor Sununu issued the following statement:
“The approval of today’s contract to equip State Police with body cameras is yet another step forward in our effort to deliver on recommendations made by the LEACT Commission and implement the most transformative changes ever made to New Hampshire’s law enforcement system,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This effort provides yet another layer of transparency and accountability in our continued efforts to further bolster public trust in the incredible work done by New Hampshire’s law enforcement officers, who set the gold standard for the rest of the country.”
The adoption of body camera usage by New Hampshire State Police follows a series of recommendations made by the New Hampshire Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency (LEACT). Governor Sununu endorsed all recommendations made by the Commission and issued Executive Order 2020-19, immediately implementing over 20 of the Commission’s recommendations, in October of 2020.
LEACT was established through Executive Order by Governor Sununu in June of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd. The Commission is charged with engaging public, private, and community stakeholders to develop recommendations for reforms deemed necessary to enhance transparency, accountability, and community relations in law enforcement.