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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners to Vote Feb. 16 on Police Body Camera Pilot Project

Supporters Signing Online Petition to Show Support for Cameras


Last updated 2/12/2021 at Noon


Lake Wales city commissioners will vote Tuesday, Feb. 16 whether to move forward with a pilot project to test and evaluate police worn body cameras.

The country's premier manufacturer, Axon, has offered the city four free cameras to test for 90 days, or a five-year licensing agreement for eight cameras - including equipment, software and cloud storage – for about $15,000 per year.

Commissioners have been discussing body cameras for more than a year. Commissioners Terrye Howell and Curtis Gibson are strong advocates of initiating an extensive police body camera program, citing citizen c...

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