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Preston County Sheriff Wants Cameras for Cruisers

Preston Conty

Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie wants to put cameras in the department’s cruisers.

The sheriff’s office is seeking a grant totaling $65,000 to add the cameras to cruisers. The grant application is with Homeland Security.

The Dominion Post reports that the camera systems would by synchronized with deputies’ body cameras. Anytime the cruiser cameras were activated, they would trigger all body cameras within a 30-foot radius to begin recording as well.

Preston County deputies have had body cameras for two years.

County commissioners gave the green light this week for the grant application.