NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Natchez plans to equip the city’s police officers with body cameras.
The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2kFs3TL ) that the Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to lease 16 body cameras through a state contract.
Police Chief Daniel White told the board that the five-year contract would cost a total of roughly $60,000, with each camera costing approximately $750 annually. White said the 16 cameras would be shared by two shifts of officers.
Mayor Darryl Grennell said the plan stemmed from a task force that he created after a recent spike in crime.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/