The Redmond Police Department is looking for community feedback regarding a possible implementation of department-wide body and in-car cameras.
The department is expected to give the proposal to the Redmond City Council in June. They estimate it will cost $815,000 to implement the program initially and then $635,000 annually to maintain.
Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said the reason for the expense is because it will require additional staffing in order to run an “effective and efficient,” police camera program. The majority of the costs will be due to the need for three new salaried employees, one in department and two in the prosecutor’s office.
As of 11:00 am on May 21, over 8000 people have taken the poll and 84 percent have said “No,” they would not want the department to make the investment.
Community members can take the poll here. It closes after May 23.