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Body Cams Coming to Salisbury Police Department

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SALISBURY, Md. - Some Salisbury police officers will soon be equipped with some new technology after a city council vote on Monday night.

At Monday night's city council meeting, the Salisbury city council will be voting to approve a contract for 70 body camera systems and the data storage for those cameras.  The contract is with the company TASER International and will cost the city of Salisbury over $178,000.

For the last several months, a handful of officers in the Salisbury Police Department have been trying out various body cameras to get a sense of what exactly the department is looking for.  The right camera has been chosen and after the council vote, it won't be long until those 70 additional cameras are on city streets.

"They'll be a body camera attached to the middle of their chests and they won't be recording all the time.  They will be activated by the officers when they need to be recording," said Capt. Rich Kaiser of the Salisbury Police Department.

Kaiser said an officer will begin recording when they arrive on the scene of a call for service.  A double tap to the center of the body camera starts filming.  Plus, the cameras come with an additional feature.  Once recording is initiated, the camera also records the previous 30 seconds automatically to ensure nothing is missed on film.

Some Salisbury residents believe this technology is long overdue in the city.

"This will make no grey areas in the things that are going on either by the officer or the perpetrator.  I think in this day and age, we have so much technology that it shouldn't even be a question," said Sheila Kroon of Salisbury.

"The timing of this couldn't be any better.  With the trying times that law enforcement is going through right now, the implementation of these cameras right now is perfect timing," Kaiser said.

Kaiser added that the cameras will be worn on the officer's chest rather than on their shoulder or sunglasses because the police department believes the chest will provide the most stable and clear video.

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