Council in N. Fulton city approves purchase of police body cameras

Police officers in Roswell will have a new accessory to add to their gear soon.

At Monday night’s city council meeting, council members voted unanimously to purchase 152 body-worn cameras for Roswell police officers.

Roswell will spend $146,998.45 on the cameras for the first year, and then $58,933.20 per year for the next two to five years.

Roswell is purchasing the cameras from Taser AXON, an Arizona-based company that creates cameras, devices, apps and training for law enforcement, along with personal self-defense products.

The company's website says that more than 6,000 agencies worldwide use its cameras.

In March, Sandy Springs purchased 70 body cameras for its police force from the same company.

Some Roswell police officers already wore body cameras. Footage from an incident in July showed Roswell police rescuing two dogs from a car that had heated up to 169 degrees.

Lisa Holland with the Roswell police said that these new cameras will be “implemented as soon as possible.”

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