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Vancouver Police Department seeks proposals from bodycam vendors

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for vendors of body-worn cameras and related programs to send a proposal to the city council by June 2. The program is expected to launch by spring of 2022.

The cameras and programs include body-worn, in-car and on-dash cameras. It also includes associated equipment, data storage, implementation of the program, training for officers and ongoing maintenance and support, according to a news release from the City of Vancouver.

Proposals are due by June 2, and they can be completed online or delivered by UPS, FedEX or the U.S. Postal Service. Submission details are available at

The Vancouver City Council approved $3 million in the 2021-22 biennial budget to fund the program. Once a vendor has been selected, the department will hire staff to manage the program, test the cameras, train the police and install cameras in police vehicles, according to the news release.