Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies will quickly get physique and sprint cameras

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies may have body-worn and dashboard cameras beginning subsequent yr.

The cameras might be bought and put in at the beginning of 2024, Lt. Keith Hotaling stated at a  Penobscot Board of Commissioners assembly Tuesday. The board accepted the acquisition through the assembly.

The sheriff’s workplace introduced in November 2022 that it will add the cameras. Police in Bangor added cameras in 2021, whereas Portland police began in 2019. Companies in Brewer, Outdated City and Orono all use cameras. Maine State Police have sprint cameras and introduced in 2022 that the company will add physique cameras in 2023, but it surely’s unclear if that has occurred. Spokesperson Shannon Moss wasn’t instantly obtainable for remark.