Several purchases for the new police department were approved by the Stockbridge City Council at its Dec. 21 meeting.
A total of $711,244 was allocated for the purchase of body cameras as well as in-car video cameras and associated storage. Mobile and in-car police radios will cost $611,736. The city is acquiring 56 Tasers at a price of $176,198 and a number of remote-control spotlights for patrol vehicles for $37,589.
All of these expenditures are being funded by federal money through the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a city staff report.
The council also approved an official vehicle usage policy for the police department.
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