In March 2021, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the implementation of a body worn camera program will be included in his Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.
The program includes the following for the Howard County Police Department:
- Cameras for 300 uniformed officers
- New Body Worn Camera Division and Video Management Section
- 10 new positions (three sworn, seven civilian)
- Extensive training for every sworn member and many civilians
- Equipment acquisition