Lawrenceville using confiscated funds for police camera warranties

Lawrenceville approved $17,940 in confiscated asset funds for the purchase of 90 extended warranties from Watch Guard for body worn cameras. (Courtesy Watch Guard)
Lawrenceville approved $17,940 in confiscated asset funds for the purchase of 90 extended warranties from Watch Guard for body worn cameras. (Courtesy Watch Guard)

The Lawrenceville City Council recently approved $17,940 for the purchase of 90 extended warranties from Watch Guard for body worn cameras. The extended warranty covers 85 cameras for one year and 5 cameras through the end of year two. The 3 remaining cameras in the police department are currently under factory warranty.

The Lawrenceville Police Department uses the body worn cameras not only to assist officers with their reports, but also as a tool to cut down on officer complaints. Funds to pay for the purchase comes from the city’s confiscated assets account.