Twin Falls Police Department To Wear Body Cameras
TWIN FALLS (KTVB) -- Officers with the Twin Falls Police Department will soon begin wearing body cameras.
The Times-News reports that city officials approved applying for a federal grant on Monday to help cover the cost of buying 55 body cameras.
Police Capt. Anthony Barnhart says uniformed officers and narcotics detectives will wear cameras either attached to their uniforms or glasses.
All officers will continue wearing audio recording devices.
The department had estimated equipping officers with cameras would cost as high as $400,000.
However, city officials now believe initial costs will be $150,000. It will cost an additional $73,000 to maintain the equipment.