Crime, Government, Washington County

Washington County eyes body camera program expansion for deputies

A Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy. Photo: WCSO

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is taking a step toward requiring county Sheriff’s deputies to wear body cameras.

The board unanimously approved a motion, as an amendment to the county’s current 2020-21 budget proposal, to allocate funding to the Sheriff’s office for the five-year, $1.3 million program. 

Board Chair Kathryn Harrington brought forward a proposal to appropriate $274,446, as the first of five annual payments, which would . . .

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