RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- Every police officer in the state of Nevada is equipped with a body camera and now, it’s likely headed to our schools.
Senate Bill 89 was passed during the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session requires school police officers wear body cameras.
The Washoe County School District is getting ready to buy 47 body cameras. Over a five year period, the bill for the entire package is $188,628. But it won't be coming out of the district's pockets, instead the Washoe County 911 Emergency Surcharge fund will cover the cost.
School police officers will use the body cameras when they comes respond to an incident and the footage could be used during a court case.
The WCSD Board of Trustees will need to approve the purchase agreement. The board meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the district office, 425 E. Ninth Street, Reno.
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