Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized a $320,000 contract with a company that installs the systems. Sergeant Tim Curran with the Sheriff’s Department says the In-Car Camera Systems will help deputies collect evidence.
"Many times we get complaints from citizens. The video will help us either exonerate the officer or substantiate the claim the citizens make. It’ll also be another piece of evidence when they’re taking somebody into custody and the camera becomes another witness for them."
If all goes as planned, the cameras will be installed beginning in late November. County supervisors set aside $4 million for the cameras last year.