McPherson Police to order 18 body cameras

By Chris Swick
July 20, 2015

McPherson City Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the McPherson Police Department to draw up a contract to equip officers with body cams.

Assistant Chief Mike Terry said during a study session Monday that they were able to come up with $7,500 in the budget for the purchase of 18 cams.

“With that, we would outfit every officer with a body camera and leave us with two spares in case they broke,” Terry said.

Total cost with shipping would be just over $7,200. This would be in addition to the six body cams purchased earlier in the year.

The commission is expected to formally accept the purchase during next week's meeting.