Wichita Police get clearance to make final body cam purchase

WPD will now be able to purchase the remaining body cameras thanks to federal funds which now have been released.

Body Cameras (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Police Department announced Friday it will be completing its purchase of body-worn cameras.

WPD said in a news release it got word Friday from the federal government it could spend the remaining $250,000 in matching funds to purchase cameras for the Patrol South and Patrol West bureaus.

“We are really excited to see this project be fully implemented, “ said Chief Gordon Ramsay.  “Body worn cameras are instrumental in giving us accountability in our job”

With full implementation, 429 WPD patrol officers will be equipped with the body cameras.

The matching funds were made available through a body-worn camera policy and implementation program, which is designed to give agencies already using body worn cameras funding to expand their program.

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