HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — One Wiregrass law enforcement agency is getting key equipment to help keep communities safe.

On Monday, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office was granted money by the Houston County Commission to invest in body cameras; to the tune of $130,000 for cameras to be worn by deputies and jail staff.

In the past couple of years, the sheriff’s office has been approached by community members about the possibility of getting body cameras but didn’t have the money to do so, until now.

That was changed with Monday’s unanimous vote by the county commissioners.

“We would have to run about 200 body cameras because we would have to cover the jail also,” Houston County Sheriff, Donald Valenza said. “Right now, in time it is a good tool, but we have not been able to afford it until now”

Sheriff Valenza adds that these cameras will help keep his deputies accountable and help law enforcement officers back up their conduct with video if there’s a question concerning a particular incident.