Cherokee OKs body cameras for code, animal control officers

The purchase of eight car and body cameras systems for the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office has been approved by the county Board of Commissioners.

Cherokee will spend $41,102 for the systems the first year and $14,560 in each of four following years for cloud storage of video, for a total contract price of $99,342, according to a staff report to commissioners. Motorola Solutions Inc. is the equipment provider.

The systems will equip code enforcement and animal control officers, staff said. As part of its agreement with the county, Motorola will replace car and body cameras between 18 and 24 months at no charge.

Year one funding will draw $36,920 from the 2012 SPLOST for the Marshal’s Office, Animal Control, Animal Shelter and E-911, and from construction of the new Marshal’s Office building, staff said. The balance will come out of the current Marshal’s Office budget. Years 2-5 will be funded out of future budgets.