BEN HILL CO., GA (WALB) - Sheriff's deputies in Ben Hill County now have body cameras thanks to major fundraising efforts and help from the community.
The Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office hosted a luncheon Thursday to thank local business leaders for their financial support.
In the past year, Sheriff Lee Cone sad BHCSO has raised $33,000, which covered the cost of 20 body cameras for the department.
Deputies also updated attendees on how they're hoping to receive more than $400,000 dollars in grants they've recently applied for.
If the department gets the money, it will be used to buy equipment like new tazers, in-car cameras and bullet and stab-proof vests.