According to WATE, the Pigeon Forge police department was given approval on Monday to wear body cameras. Officers will wear cameras on their uniform while out on patrol. They will capture both audio and video.
City leaders approved funding for eight new cameras, with each one costing around $900. The department hopes to be wearing the cameras by summer.
Here’s what WATE has to say:
If there are ever any questions about what happened when an officer walked up to a scene, the cameras would tell the story.
The intent is to provide eight new cameras to officers patrolling on motorcycles. …
Motorcycles don’t come equipped with surveillance devices, and that’s where the department would like to see the body cams being used.
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