FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The City of Fort Wayne is seeking to buy 220 body cameras for the Fort Wayne Police Department.
This would come at a cost of $599,415. Previously, the purchase of 100 body cameras was approved for the 2021 city budget at a cost of $316,560. The city says they could receive a discount on the purchase, with grant funds used to buy the cameras.
The request will come at the city council meeting on Feb. 23, with discussion and preliminary approval possible on March 2. A final vote could come on March 9.
“This is an important next step in our efforts to provide the best public safety services possible,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Open communication, accessibility, community relations, and trust are critical as our officers serve and protect residents and businesses each day.”