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US Justice Department grant will pay partial cost of Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department body cams

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department has received a grant from the same US Justice Department program as the Auburn Police Department to acquire body-worn cameras for Deputies.

Sheriff Brian Schenck is fully behind the program.

He says additional funding will be needed from the County Legislature. He says if all goes according to plan, Deputies could begin wearing body-worn cameras by later this year.

Listen: INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks re-election in Cayuga County, impact of bail reform, and impact of COVID-19 on jail population (podcast)