• GROWTH: The Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area had the second highest rate of population growth in the U.S. from July 2019 to 2020. At 2.7%, that’s a tie with Boise, Idaho, and second only to the 3% rate of Austin, Texas, based on a New York Times analysis of new U.S. Census data. 
  • BODY CAMS: As Lakeland’s police department considers adopting body cameras, The Ledger surveyed a few Florida police agencies who use them about their costs. Their conclusions: LPD cost estimates are “possible” for the cameras, low for the needed docking bays and high for data storage. A companion article discusses effectiveness at other agencies. Both are subscriber-only stories.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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  1. ALL POLICES NEEDS TO WEAR A BODY CAM. NOT ONLY TO PROVIDE MORE ACCOUNTABLE FOR BOTH CITENENS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.AND DEFINITELY BOT VE ALLIWED TP TURN THEM ON OR OFF AT THIER PLEASURE. JUST NEED TO HAVE 100% TRANSPARENCY FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMMUNITY

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