City Government, Cottage Grove

Grove OKs body cams

COTTAGE GROVE –  On Monday, the Cottage Grove Police Department was awarded a five-year, $205,700 contract to fund the purchase of state-of-the-art body cameras that aim to boost transparency and officer efficiency.

The Cottage Grove city council voted unanimously to approve the contract with weapons manufacturer Axon Enterprises, which manufactures body-cameras for cities across the state. The package proposal will be implemented after officers are trained to use the new equipment and is estimated to be put in practice by February of 2023.

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