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Call for body cam bids to go out early November

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Police Department Chief of Staff Brian Manley told the City Council Public Safety Committee on Monday that the department plans to release a request for bids for police body cameras in “very early November.” Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo and several assistant chiefs, Manley said, were at a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where they were meeting with body camera vendors about available technology. “We don’t have a specific date yet, as we want to see what the feedback is we get when the chief returns,” said Manley. Council approved $3 million in funding for a police body camera pilot project when it adopted the current budget in September.

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