The Faribault County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday and held a public hearing and reading of the body worn camera policy for the Sheriff’s Department.
The cost of the body worn cameras and storage of footage will be $35,000 a year for five years, which covers the officers, jailers, courthouse security and school resource officers. Commissioner Bill Groskreutz says halfway through the program, the department will receive new equipment and after 5 years, the company will again provide new equipment.
Groskreutz says the body cams will protect everyone involved, providing all the information during an incident, not only protecting the officers, but the public too.
The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing the use of body cameras beginning November 29th.