HENRY COUNTY, GA- December 7, 2017—The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 14 in-car camera systems, surveillance system equipment and installation, two vehicles for the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force and an interviewing techniques course for the Henry County Police Department at the regular Commission meeting.
The 14 WatchGuard in-car cameras will cost approximately $79,000; the ComTech Surveillance System equipment and installation will cost approximately $26,000; the two undercover vehicles will cost $40,000 and the Kinesic Interviewing Techniques course from Holland and Associates will cost $7,500. All these items will be purchased through the Federal Asset Forfeiture and Seized funds.
District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons lauded the department for wanting to enhance the safety of citizens in the county.
“Anytime the police department is coming to us about technology upgrades, training and transparency, I think that is good,” said Clemmons. “I just want to commend the department for that and I know technology is a big issue. We need to upgrade our technology so that you can keep our communities safer.”
The Board also approved a donation of $2,356.77 from Get Set Grow, an organization of runners dedicated to raising funds through race events in Henry County. The donation will be divided equally for the Fire, Police and Sheriff’s Departments.
For more information on Henry County Public Safety, please visit henrycounty.ga.org.