How many dash cams do North Georgia police departments have?

Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / Sgt. Kevin Denny with the Walker County Sheriff's Office speaks with an individual pulled over for a minor violation Friday, June 22, 2018 in Walker County, Georgia. The new hands free law will go into effect in Georgia on July 1.
photo Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / Cpl. Jeff Herpst with the Walker County Sheriff's Office arrests an individual for driving with a revoked license Friday, June 22, 2018 in Walker County, Georgia.

In Walker County, only four of 27 sheriff's office patrol cars have dash cams to capture interactions between law enforcement and the defendants they arrest. Sheriff Steve Wilson said he does not plan to close the gap, citing an expense of about $115,000. (The department's total budget was about $8 million this year.)

To see how 22 other local departments in North Georgia compared, the Times Free Press filed open records request with each agency Friday.