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Erie County Sheriff's Office moving forward with body camera program

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 10:35:23-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office is moving forward with a body camera program after the legislature recently approved $600,000 in funding for it.

The department is currently finalizing its permanent policy and procedures for body cameras. It's also creating a sergeant position to oversee the program.

The sheriff's office will be issuing a request for proposals in the coming weeks for pricing and proposals from camera vendors. It will then review the proposals and determine how many cameras and storage the funding will allow the agency to acquire.

A budget request will later be submitted in the 2020 budget to fund the remainder of the program for years to follow.