ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( -- St. Louis County is set for a big vote on body cameras Tuesday night during the county council meeting.

The county council is expected to make the final vote to approve or deny $1.5 million for a fiber network of body cameras and dash cameras for the St. Louis County Police Department.

This has been on talked about for months.

St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar and County Executive Steve Stenger said they've been trying to get dash cameras back in the police cars for years. Dash cameras haven't been installed since the early 2000s.

Chief Belmar told News 4, the passing of Prop P meant more money for new technology.           

Under the initial proposal, 120 officers would get body cameras. SWAT officers would be those more likely to be involved in high-risk situations.

News 4 will be update this story after the vote comes in.

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