Police to Pilot Body Worn Cameras (VIDEO)
Body worn cameras are a relatively new technology being adopted by several police departments across the United States.
Here in Montgomery County, the police department has been researching the use of body cameras and has developed a plan for a pilot program to be launched this summer. Officials say some recent high profile cases have brought the issue of police conduct into the spotlight, and cameras may be a way to protect both officers and citizens.
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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the relocation of the Shady Grove bus depot, expansion of the police body worn camera program, the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, and more.
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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice talks about the importance of community policing and what a good job the Montgomery County Police Department does on this front. Rice’s comments were made at a work session on the budget that included a discussion about the pilot program for body worn cameras.
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The Montgomery County Police Department is preparing to launch its body worn cameras pilot program early this summer. Police Chief Tom Manger said the plan is for 100 officers to participate and he plans to be one of them. Chief Manger discussed the plan for the body worn cameras pilot program at a Council budget […]