GRPD Upgrades Body Cameras and Video Storage

GRPD Upgrades Body Cameras and Video Storage

GREEN RIVER — During the Green River City Council Tuesday night, the Council will award a bid of $43,000 for the replacement of aging body cameras within the Green River Police Department (GRPD).

The Council will meet at 7 p.m. at city hall. GRPD has been working to replace aging body cameras, and to update video storage for those cameras for the past two years, and WatchGuard Video Inc. recently submitted a bid of $43,444.30 to make these upgrades.

According to meeting documents, several officers are currently working without body cameras due to function issues and the inability to upgrade without changes to the entire system.

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“A fully-functional system with upgraded technologies will cause an immediate impact for all officers across the board,” the document states.

Additionally, the documents say that an upgrade to a more modern, digital evidence storage platform will allow the evidence division more efficiently enter evidence into the system and process it for prosecution purposes.

“Currently, it takes several hours each day on average for the Evidence Technician to move video evidence within the system and distribute it to those who may need it for prosecution purposes. This is all done manually on a case-by-case basis and is extremely time consuming. The new evidence library system will allow videos from several officers to be uploaded together by case even prior to the Evidence Tech handling them,” the document says.

Other Business

The Council will also consider a resolution accepting $3,750 in grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. These funds are to go toward replacement of trees within the city that were damaged from the “Labor Day Winter Storm 2020“.

The Council will additionally consider accepting Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Rec Mil Grant funds for the replacement of gymnastics mats within the Green River Parks and Recreation Department. The grant is in the amount of $6,791.

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.