- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Wichita City Council has approved buying a $2.2 million body camera system for the police department.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1JS6Uhb ) the city council on Tuesday unanimously approved the contract to buy the camera system. The contract includes licensing fees and data storage in the first year for $712,000; and licensing and data storage fees of $360,000 for the following four years.

Capt. Brian White says the police department is seeking federal grants and plans to also use towing and narcotics seizure funds to help offset costs.

The intention is for all patrol officers to have the cameras by the end of the year.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com


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