SIN 426 4S Body Worn Camera Solutions
Increasingly, agencies are exploring the use of new and emerging technologies to improve accountability and public safety. Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) are part of a wide-ranging law enforcement strategy being tested and employed by an increasing number of federal, state and local entities.
GSA has responded to this need within the law enforcement community by establishing Special Item Number (SIN) 426 4S, under Multiple Award Schedule 84.
SIN 426 4S (Surveillance Systems, Wearable Body Cameras, Vehicular Video) includes:
- CCTV Systems;
- Body Worn Cameras;
- Mirrors and Binoculars;
- Observation Towers;
- Covert and Overt Surveillance Systems; and
- Radar for Through-the-wall Surveillance.
Services and products that are ancillary to items in this SIN, such as training, installation, physical and/or virtual video storage, etc. shall be added under SIN 426-1000—Law Enforcement, Ancillary Supplies and/or Services, unless included as part of a total package price for the equipment.
Collaboration with Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance
To effectively support the development, implementation and evaluation of body-worn camera programs across the United States, the DOJ, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) issued its BWC solicitation on May 1, 2015. The solicitation provides fiscal support to help law enforcement agencies develop, implement and evaluate body-worn camera programs across the United States.
The $17 Million BWC program is one tool in a law enforcement agency’s comprehensive problem-solving approach to enhance officer interactions with the public and build community trust. While BWC equipment may be purchased under this program, successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment and adherence to a strong BWC policy framework, including comprehensive policy adoption and requisite training
BWC program funds can be used under the GSA Cooperative Purchasing program, allowing state and local governments to buy BWCs from GSA Multiple Award Schedule 84 (under Special Item Number 426-4S).
As an online resource for stakeholders, BJA launched a BWC Implementation Toolkit, The toolkit is focused on implementation requirements, retention issues, policy concerns, interests of prosecutors, victim and privacy advocates’ concerns, along with community engagement and funding considerations.
The Body Worn Camera Industry Day
The first GSA hosted Body Worn Camera (BWC) Collaboration Event was held in Fort Worth, Texas on May 2, 2016. The event was attended by various State and Local Law Enforcement Offices from the country and included presentations from subject matter experts from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Security Industry Association (SIA). Topics of discussion included body worn camera partnership program, the latest BWC trends and policies data storage options, and safeguarding the content recorded by BWCs in the field. One highlight of the event was the inclusion of vendor exhibits and live demonstrations of BWC equipment and peripherals available through GSA Schedule 84. The following presentations have been made available for download from the BWC Industry Day.
- Body Cameras and Procurement [PPTX - 542 KB]
- Data Management Considerations and Other Technology Questions [PPTX - 3 MB]
- Security and Protection Category Management Overview [PPTX - 141 KB]
- Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association [PPTX - 735 KB]
- Body Worn Video [PPTX - 597 KB]