Government agencies increasingly interested in body camerasPOST Online Media ▼ | January 8, 2015
There is an increase in the number of government bids and RFPs in the last three years and certain U.S. states are spearheading the purchase of this technology, according to BidPrime.
Law Enforcement Five states tops in bids for body-worn cameras
Jim Ward, BidPrime's VP of Business Development, said, "The topic of body-worn cameras has just recently entered the public lexicon in light of recent events. The data compiled by our analysts demonstrate that law enforcement agencies are increasing the quantity of their bids. With the continued focus on this subject matter, there will undoubtedly be further growth in 2015."
States with the most government bids issued for body-worn cameras are Illinois, Ohio, California, Virginia, and Texas.
Illinois and Ohio issued the most government bids for body-worn cameras in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Texas issued the most bids and RFPs. As of 2014, every major metropolitan area in Texas has issued bids, RFPs or RFIs for body-worn cameras.
States with the most government bids issued for body-worn cameras are Illinois, Ohio, California, Virginia, and Texas. ■