School Bus External Camera Program

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Joint announcement from the Howard County Police Department and Howard County Public School System: Howard County School Buses Outfitted with External Cameras

Ellicott City, Maryland (Feb. 24, 2021) — School buses serving the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have been outfitted with external cameras in order to ensure student safety by discouraging motorists from passing buses illegally, through an initiative implemented in partnership with the Howard County Police Department (HCPD). 

The cameras, which were installed and will be maintained by BusPatrol America LLC, are able to capture 180-degrees and up to 8 lanes of traffic with high