TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Body-worn cameras are coming to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The news comes after the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a $26 million contract for the devices at a meeting Tuesday. The contract also provides for data storage and management of the footage from the Scottsdale-based company Axon. Also included in the contract are TASER weapons from the company.
The contract is set to begin Oct. 1 and expires in 2032. There's no word yet on when deputies would begin wearing the cameras, or who gets them first.
Most law enforcement agencies require or partially use body-worn cameras in Arizona, according to an ABC15 analysis in 2020.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH US ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
- Download our free app for Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, Alexa, and mobile devices.
- Sign up for daily newsletters emailed to you
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
- Follow us on Twitter