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

Oct. 2021 News Release: Howard County Executive Signs Budget Amendment to Fund Body-Worn Camera Program Beginning in October

HCPD body worn camera.

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