Funding Source Needed for Washoe Body-Worn Cameras

from the Washoe County website

Washoe County would like to hear from you about Funding needed for body-worn cameras on law enforcement

The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners may consider an increase in Washoe County’s 911 telephone line surcharge to help fund the costs of body-worn and vehicle mounted cameras for regional law enforcement.

During the 2017 Nevada Legislative session, Nevada Senate Bill (SB) 176 was passed (amending NRS 289.30) requiring uniformed peace officers to wear body-worn cameras. In our region, the body-worn camera requirement applies to the City of Reno Police Department, the City of Sparks Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Municipal Courts’ Marshals of the Cities of Reno and Sparks.

In order to pay for the body-worn and vehicle-mounted camera programs, the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners may consider increasing the 911 surcharge.

We would like to hear from the community: What are your thoughts regarding an increased fee on your home, business or mobile phone lines to help pay for the costs of body-worn and vehicle mounted camera for regional law enforcement agencies?

Please click here to share your opinion with Washoe County.

As part of a Business Impact Study, Washoe County is inviting you to share your comments, concerns or data on the potential impacts of the proposed 911 surcharge increase on businesses in our region:

Attend one of two Washoe County Workshops:

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017        
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Central Conference Room, Washoe County Administrative Complex, Building C, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada 89512.

Write to Washoe County (no later than December 15, 2017):

We thank you in advance for your participation.

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