Finney County Sheriff’s Office to buy body, car cameras

During a work session between county department directors after Tuesday’s Finney County Commission meeting, Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue said the sheriff’s office intends to implement body and car cameras in its patrol force by the end of the year.

Bascue said a vendor for the technology has been identified and the price for the equipment will be around $270,000. He added that taxpayer money will not fund the addition, which will instead be funded by “the commissions or revenues that we receive from our inmate phone and visitation system.”

“We’ve actually been discussing body cams for a couple of years, but it was never a serious discussion because we didn’t have a funding source in place to pay for it,” he said. “We feel like we have a funding mechanism in place that’s not tax dollars.”

Bascue took to Facebook to officially announce the development on Wednesday.

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