- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officers of the Memphis Police Department may be equipped with body cameras by September 1.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1RcBeY0 ) the city posted a request for proposals earlier this year allowing technology companies to bid on a contract for body and dash cameras, as well as vehicle locators for squad cars.

Seven companies returned those proposals. The city and police officials will spend the next few months reviewing the list.

The city’s nine-member “evaluation team” will choose the winning company.

In their request for proposals, city officials said the winning proposals must include 2,150 body cameras, 900 in-car video systems and 900 automatic vehicle location systems.

The city’s purchasing agent Eric Mayse says the team should have the list narrowed by May 22 and expects camera testing to begin by May 26.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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