Pasco Police Have Cameras For One Year

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Published on December 4, 2019 -
The impact its made on the department and the community

Pasco Police Have Cameras For One Year

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It's been one year since pasco police launched their body cameras.

The department said having them has had a positive impact.

Police officials say the videos add more evidence to criminal cases for the courts.

Officers can also access the video on their phone to recall details of a response prior to writing their report.

Police say most importantly, it's adding another layer of protection to the community.


Jeff harpster/pasco police department "it ensures the safety of our officers, the safety of our community as well, and ensures that we're being proactive in what we're doing here as a police department and staying transparent with our community.") the cameras also have the ability to review video if a complaint against an officer is made.

Recently -- someone made one.

Harpster said video evidence showed a completely different series of events than what the person said.

For the future, police hope to get their hands on more "axon body cam" technology.

Only a few of their cameras automatically turn on when their police lights are on, which can activate other nearby

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