The United States Justice Department announced that it will award $20 million to police departments that wish to introduce body camera policies, reports the Christian Science Monitor.

The Justice Department's Monday announcement affects 106 state, city, municipal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in 32 states, and will help those departments institute and implement body camera programs.

"These grants will help more than 100 law enforcement agencies promote transparency and ensure accountability, clearing the way for the closer cooperation between residents and officers that is so vital to public safety," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday.