Georgetown City Council approved the purchase of body cameras and police vehicles at a Feb. 13 meeting.

The gist

The city of Georgetown entered into a five-year subscription-based contract with Motorola Solution for body cameras for the Georgetown Police Department in an amount not to exceed $974,303.20 and first-year costs not to exceed $214,439.20, according to city documents.

The cost breakdown for replacing body cameras with the newest Motorola body cameras is:
  • Year 1: $214,439.20
  • Year 2: $189,966
  • Year 3: $189,966
  • Year 4: $189,966
  • Year 5: $189,966
The cost for the first year will be mitigated by $112,840 in leftover funds for the fiscal year 2022-23 budget for unused cloud storage and unused licensing fees, according to city documents.

What else?

City Council also approved the purchase of 12 patrol vehicles and three Criminal Investigation Department vehicles from Silsbee Ford at a cost of $1.46 million. Funds were approved as part of the fiscal year 2023-24 budgets, according to city documents.