Police departments in Carroll County could get help from the state with funding the high cost of outfitting officers with body cameras, if a bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly is passed. A law passed during the 2021 General Assembly session requires police agencies in Maryland to have on-duty officers wearing body cameras by July 1, 2025. In September, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office took the first steps toward implementing the program, when commissioners approved a $1.4 million contract to purchase body and in-car cameras and related equipment. Smaller law enforcement agencies have struggled to come up with funding.
Proposed state bill could help Carroll police departments shoulder the high costs of body cameras
February 13, 2023