The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department will be able to buy body cameras for 228 officers, thanks to federal grants.
In a news release, Kansas City, Kan. said it has received two grants from the U.S. Justice Department to boost crime fighting and public safety through technology.
A grant of $342,000 will help the police department meet its goal of equipping 228 officers with body cameras. The Unified Government started the process in 2016 with $500,000 to build out the fiber network to download and transmit the video.
Earlier this year, the Unified Government Commission approved an additional $300,000 to begin buying the cameras. The new grant allows the purchase of even more cameras.
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The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department began using body cameras two years ago.
A separate $499,402 grant will allow the police to add up to 25 street intersections to the video camera network.