Sheriff’s deputies to get new radios

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies will be getting new radios in the coming weeks. Sheriff Matt Myers says the radios were originally a part of a larger overall package that included body cameras. However, he says that there has been issues with the quality of the video, so he’s decided to hold off on purchasing the cameras…

The $338,320 price tag is being funded, in part, out of the county’s Telecommunications Fund, controlled by the county commissioners.

The county council voted Tuesday night to fund the remaining balance. In all, the county will be paying $67,664 annually for five years, beginning in December of 2017. Sheriff Myers says that deputies should receive the new radios in early January. He adds that these new radio units should last about ten years.