City, County to Apply for Joint “Body” Camera Grant

Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone told the Board of Supervisors yesterday(Tues) that his department is getting a $10,000 state grant for added traffic enforcement and the overtime to pay for it.


When he was done, Burlington Police Chief Doug Beaird asked for the County’s blessing in applying for an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, to be shared between the City and County.

If they get the grant, Beaird says the plan is to buy small cameras that cost $850 to $900 apiece.