KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park police officers will begin wearing body cameras next week after city leaders approved the technology earlier this year.
Police Chief Frank Donchez said in a tweet the department will deploy the body-worn cameras on Monday.
“Looking forward to providing another level of transparency and accountability,” Donchez said.
In July, the Overland Park City Council approved spending no more than $430,000 on the technology, enough to cover around 200 cameras. All uniformed officers and some detectives will wear the cameras.
The police department already utilized in-car and interview cameras. The new body cameras will sync with those, Donchez told 41 Action News previously.