Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said Monday that the county sheriff submitted his body camera proposal with a new request — body cameras for corrections and civil officers.
McMahon said it's the first time he's seen a request to equip these types of officers and it will go to a Public Safety Committee for review.
This will be considered separately from vehicle and police division cameras. The county recently announced it will begin immediately acquiring body cameras for the county Sheriff's Department.
"So it's a new ask. That doesn't mean that the answer is no. It means that for this type of proper ask, we're not going to ask for a waiver from the legislature," McMahon said. "So this will go forward it needs to be vetted, questions will be asked, the Sheriff's Office needs to provide good answers for the amount of investment they're asking for."
The county has $600,000 budgeted for the vehicle and officer cameras.