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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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City Commission Approves Full Implementation of Police Body Cameras


Last updated 5/6/2021 at 10:09am


With no discussion or public comment the Lake Wales City Commission May 4 approved spending $110,350 for the first year implementation of police worn body cameras for all officers who interact with the public.

The Lake Wales Police Department will be the first law enforcement agency in Polk County to implement a body camera program.

After reviewing the city's finances six months into the new budget year, City Manager James Slaton said without dipping into reserves the city could afford the full implementation, which would include purchase of a total of 32 cameras, equipment, software, lice...

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