The Ballinger Police Department recently received the green light from the Ballinger City Council to purchase new camera systems for all seven of the department's patrol cars.

The Ballinger Police Department recently received the green light from the Ballinger City Council to purchase new camera systems for all seven of the department’s patrol cars.

Police Chief Stan Maresch said the cost of the in-car system upgrades will be $32,000 over five years.

The system is being purchased from Axon company, based in Arizona. More than 17,000 law enforcement agencies in 100 countries around the world are part of the Axon network. The company was formerly known as Taser.

The system that BPD has purchased will sync up all of the officers’ body cams to their vehicles and all of the recordings will be “Cloud” based, rather than on a hard drive, Maresch explained.

“We don’t have to worry about the hard drive crashing,” Maresh said.

In addition, Maresch will be able to access live video from every patrol car at any time.

The new system should be installed and up and running by the end of April, Maresch said.