Bell County law enforcement is getting several safety upgrades
100 Club of Central Texas — a non-profit organization that provides
assistance to families of first responders who have been killed or
critically injured in the line of duty — announced Monday that it would
donate 16 ballistic vests to the Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.
club offers a ballistic vest grant for law enforcement departments
within our six-county area as part of our mission to support first
responders,” said Eleysa Richards, assistant director of the 100 Club of
top of that, the Commissioners Court — in a unanimous decision on
Monday — approved a five-year contract for body cameras and in-car
cameras for the offices of Precinct 2 Constable Rolly Correa and
Precinct 4 Constable Edd Melton.
contract — which is with Axon, a law enforcement technology and weapons
manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona — will cost $27,809 over the
next half decade.
Melton said the purchase was already in the 2019 fiscal year budget.
The cost of the contract includes the equipment, data storage, warranty and replacement of the devices.
in October, the commissioners approved a similar contract with Axon for
15 body cameras for Melton’s office. That contract cost $73,306, and
was already in the constable’s budget.