BDPD Seeking Grant Funding To Cover Body Camera Costs

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Police officers may be equipped with body cameras as early as next year. That is according to Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson who told us Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment that the department is seeking grant funding to cover the cost of the video equipment. If the city does not receive the grant, Johnson says the plan would be to find money in the budget to purchase as many as possible. Johnson notes that any video footage collected by the department would be subject to the Open Records Law if the public or media makes a request.