On the same day Akron police unveiled their new body cameras Tuesday, Stark County officials announced deputies there will start wearing body cameras in 2018.

According to the Canton Repository, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Plain Township deputies will likely be outfitted with cameras early next year.

Akron went with cameras made by Axon, the same company that makes Taser weapons.

Stark County Sheriff George Maier and Maj. C.J. Stantz told county commissioners they want Motorola Solutions body cameras. County commissioners during the summer approved a $12 million contract with the same company for radios, dispatch consoles, and software and hardware for radio tower upgrades.

The Canton newspaper reported that each body camera costs $5,000. The county will pay $225,000 for 45 cameras for the sheriff’s deputies using either county sales tax revenue or permanent improvement funds. Plain Township, which has a contract with the sheriff’s office for dedicated township law enforcement services, will pay for 25 cameras.

It’s unclear if the camera price includes data storage costs — which make up the bulk of the $1 million, 5-year body camera plan for the Akron police — or whether there will be deputies designated to handle the body cameras and video evidence.

In Akron, two officers now work full time on nothing but body camera hardware, software and providing video evidence to prosecutors and the courts.