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Lowndes County Deputies Do Away with Dash Cams

Lowndes County Deputies Do Away with Dash Cams
Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 13:53:07-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is saying goodbye to dash cam cameras, replacing them with wider angled body cameras.

The cameras will turn on every time a deputy draws a weapon or turns on their sirens to respond to a call.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk says they could save up to $135,000 with the 115 cameras in operation costs, by going into a lease agreement with these cameras.

Each time one breaks or is not working, the company will replace it at no charge.

The cameras will also give the sheriff and captains of the department ability to look at a deputy's camera live as it's recording.