Posts tagged with "body cameras"

Avondale Estates Police Department to equip officers with body cameras

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2016

Avondale Estates will soon equip officers with body cameras, following a growing trend among law enforcement agencies. City Manager Clai Brown said the city will purchase the cameras from Taser International. The city will buy 13 body cameras and all equipment and hardware for $16,838. Last year the city of Decatur hired a local company, Utility Associates, to […]

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office equipping deputies with body cameras

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 18, 2016

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has become the latest local law enforcement agency to use body cameras. According to a press release, the office spent $298,000 using confiscated funds to buy 60 “point-of-view” cameras for its deputies from Taser International, which has a five-year contract with the county. “Body cameras are increasingly necessary tools of the […]

Decatur Police choose local company for body cameras

Posted by Dena Mellick October 7, 2015

The Decatur Police Department has chosen a Decatur-based company as its body camera provider. A press release from the company, Utility Associates, on Wednesday, October 7, said, “The Decatur Police Department has equipped its police force of 47 officers with BodyWorn™ police cameras. In addition to BodyWorn™, Utility’s Rocket™ vehicle router has been installed in 37 […]

Decatur considering purchase of body cameras for police officers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 16, 2015

The Decatur City Commission will consider a request for the purchase of body cameras for the city’s police force. Body cameras are becoming increasingly common in police departments throughout the country amid an ongoing controversy over the deaths of unarmed black suspects shot by officers. While there have been no high-profile shooting incidents in Decatur, some departments […]

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