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Body camera purchases move forward at Lima City Council meeting

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The Lima Police Department is now prepared to move forward with body camera purchases, and is ready to advertise for proposals. The Lima Police Department is now prepared to move forward with body camera purchases, and is ready to advertise for proposals.
Also at Monday night's meeting, the City hired firm "Clemans, Nelson and Associates" to assist with current negotiations with the FOP blue unit, and with negotiations this fall with the FOP gold unit. Also at Monday night's meeting, the City hired firm "Clemans, Nelson and Associates" to assist with current negotiations with the FOP blue unit, and with negotiations this fall with the FOP gold unit.

An update on the Lima Police body cameras, as the city entered its next phase at the city council meeting Monday night. 

The Lima Police Department is now prepared to move forward with body camera purchases, and is ready to advertise for proposals. The city said its looking for the best product to suit the city's needs, at the best cost. Lima Police Major Jim Baker also gave an update. 

"Over a period of about a year, we tested 6 different models," said Lima Police Major Jim Baker. "Each test helped us learn about different things, that we may like or not like, so it's been a long process. We've wanted to carefully vet what will work best for us and that's where we're at now."

"It's not only for the police officers, but for the citizens as well and this is something that's long overdue," said Dennis Ward, President of the Lima Black Ministerial Association. "We've been asking for this for a long time. We're here supporting it and glad that it's finally happening."

Also at Monday night's meeting, the city hired firm "Clemans, Nelson and Associates" to assist with current negotiations with the FOP blue unit, and with negotiations this fall with the FOP gold unit. Council voted on hiring Downing Community Advisors for Land Bank Manager services.  

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