Sheriffs adding new cameras to patrol vehicles

A photo of a Lincoln County Sheriff vehicle.
A photo of a Lincoln County Sheriff vehicle.(Marresa Burke)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 4:48 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The Lincoln County Sheriff Office is purchasing new cameras for their patrol vehicles. The current car cameras are outdated and between 11 to 12 years old.

“We need to update our equipment so we can see stuff at night. It’s the clarity we need,” said Operations Lieutenant Dan Newton.

Lieutenant Newton went before the Lincoln County Commissioners for final approval to purchase the cameras on May 3. The cameras will be bought through a state of Nebraska contract. The price is a little over $150,000. The sheriff’s office will purchase 20 cameras and 26 radios.

“They are the same cameras that Nebraska State Patrol and the North Platte Police Department use,” said Lieutenant Newton. “As soon as an event is saved it leaves the patrol car and gets stored, so deputies don’t have to mess with the cameras. They just have to make sure it is on when it is supposed to be on and save it when they are done.”

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