Local Police To Start Using Body Cameras
In a project two years in the making, local police will now have the assistance of body cameras to help serve and protect. The Albany Police Department is starting its body camera program today. Two years ago they applied for a grant and have been testing different types of cameras up until October of last year. Back in May, there were committees created and public forums held to teach and meet with the community about the program.
The department hopes that these cameras will continue to hold the public and the officers responsible and accountable. They also hope it will allow them to record actual events and audio to help them do their jobs better and enhance the public's trust.
The Albany Police officers will begin wearing them today and will train with them for several weeks. They will make sure the officers become comfortable with them, and they understand the department's expectations and policies.
Do local law enforcement wearing body cameras make you feel more safe?