Body, in-car cameras being installed for Osceola County Sheriff's Office


REED CITY — The installment of body and in-car cameras for deputies and patrol vehicles continues at the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

According to Undersheriff Justin Halladay, the cameras and corresponding software installation is underway.

"The system is being installed and will set up with training afterwards," Halladay said via email.

“The cameras are completely interchangeable,” the undersheriff told county officials in late October. “Instead of having just one view available, there will be five. There will be four from inside the patrol vehicle, four different vantage points. The system will automatically switch to the deputy’s body camera when (the camera) is turned on.”

In early November, officials approved the county budget, with a formal approval of the in-car and body cameras from Digital Ally for $44,769, with $16,500 coming from a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $15,500 coming from a Major Maintenance Reserve Account grant, leaving the cost for the county to be $12,769.

Halladay said it will not be much longer before the cameras will be ready to go.