The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department requests for a grant match to update their vehicle cameras.
The department requested to have 22 newer model cameras to replace the current ones in the company cruisers. Sheriff Curtis Keller says the office has had their current cameras for nearly a decade.
After review with the council, Keller says the updated cameras will cost roughly $22,000. The bid will be awarded in June, after which Keller says it will keep the community safer.
“In case something goes awry out in the field we can show them hey we didn’t do what you’re saying we’re doing. It works both ways. It works for our benefit for evidence for a case we’re involved in and it protects the citizens,” said Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller.
As for the Berkeley County Sheriff deputies’ salaries, council will meet next week to discuss that. A decision is expected to be made on next Thursday.