Panama City Beach police officers will soon begin using body cams while out on patrol.
City Council members unanimously voted on Thursday to spend almost $268,000 on 60 body cams for the city’s police department. Funding for the new technology was included in next year’s budget.
Police Chief Drew Whitman says he expects officers will begin using the cameras when responding to calls in November. After the department receives the equipment and software, he says, they’ll learn how to use the technology and still protect people’s privacy.