A contract for new body cameras for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was approved by the county commissioners Monday. Sheriff Jeff Richwine previously explained that the agreement with Motorola also includes cloud data storage, video editing software, and some other equipment. The sheriff’s department will pay for the equipment in yearly installments out of the county’s 911 Fund.
Richwine had been working on the contract for the past few months, and the county council took steps to approve the funding arrangements in October. He told the commissioners back in August that deputies currently have the option to use body cameras, but his department is running out of data storage and doesn’t have a good way to edit the videos as required. The sheriff felt an equipment upgrade was needed before he could mandate the use of body cameras at all times.