ThisWeek Community News sent surveys about body cameras to 24 law-enforcement agencies in its coverage area. The results show 10 departments currently use body cameras, with a few others poised to add them soon.

Staffing numbers provided are current as of Nov. 6.

BEXLEY

Uses body cameras? No, but has purchased units and will start using them soon

Number of sworn officers: 31

COLUMBUS

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: Approximately 1,890

CITY OF DELAWARE

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: 56

DELAWARE COUNTY

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 107

DUBLIN

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 72

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: Approximately 110

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: 758

GAHANNA

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: 54

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS

Uses body cameras? No, but they are being considered

Number of sworn officers: 19

GROVE CITY

Uses body cameras? No, but working on a policy and cost analysis

Number of sworn officers: 64, including new recruits in various levels of training

GROVEPORT

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 24

HILLIARD

Uses body cameras? No, but looking into implementing a program in 2021

Number of sworn officers: 60 full-time officers and three part-time officers, including the safety director and court staff

LICKING COUNTY

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: 123

NEW ALBANY

Uses body cameras? No, but have not ruled out using them in the future

Number of sworn officers: 23, plus three attending an academy

OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: Approximately 1,600

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 59

PICKERINGTON

Uses body cameras? No, but cameras are being evaluated for future use

Number of sworn officers: 38

POWELL

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 20

REYNOLDSBURG

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 69 (expected as of Dec. 9)

UNION COUNTY

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 47

UPPER ARLINGTON

Uses body cameras? No

Number of sworn officers: 53

WESTERVILLE

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 76

WHITEHALL

Uses body cameras? Yes

Number of sworn officers: 47 full-time and 14 auxiliary

WORTHINGTON

Uses body cameras? No, but have not ruled out using them in the future

Number of sworn officers: 36

-- Compiled by Neil Thompson/ThisWeek

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