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Mills Police Department Lt. Justin Lindberg plugs his body camera in to charge in 2016 in Mills.

SHERIDAN — Law enforcement body cameras will soon become part of the required uniform for the Sheridan Police Department. SPD received seven total proposals for body camera equipment and software from all over the country.

SPD received approval for the Department of Justice Body Worn Camera Grant in September, giving the department $36,217 with matching funds from the city of Sheridan for $36,269 to total $72,486.

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Lt. Tom Ringley said the department created a scoring matrix, taking the industry standards and comparing each proposal to the matrix.

A group comprised of SPD officials, prosecutors and other individuals are in the process of writing the body camera policy. The policy must then receive approval from the Department of Justice before implementation at the city level. Chief Rich Adriaens also said following DOJ approval, the department will seek input from a community focus group.

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