Kettering Police Department announce plan to implement body-worn cameras

KETTERING — The Kettering Police Department announced their plan to purchase 90 body-worn cameras for law enforcement.

This initiative will be presented to the Kettering City Council members for approval at the October 13 meeting.

If approved, Kettering will purchase 90 WatchGuard body-worn cameras at a total cost of $236,030.

“I’m very proud of the men and women of the Kettering Police Department for their professionalism and how they treat the public with dignity and respect. The use of body-worn cameras will allow for more transparency and accountability which will strengthen our trusting partnership with the community,” stated Chief Chip Protsman.

“The cameras will also allow our citizens to have more opportunities to witness the tremendous work officers do every day.”