Plymouth Police Will Soon be Using Body Cameras
Plymouth Police are one step closer to using body cameras.
Earlier this month, the Plymouth City Council gave the department the green light to start looking for a vendor to purchase the cameras. The body cameras will be purchased with money that has already been allocated for the equipment.
Equipment Provides More Transparency
The police department says the equipment is something they want to add to their officers’ gear as a way to be as transparent as possible to the community. They feel it will help the community trust the police department even more.
“In some circles officers’ word in and of itself is no longer as credible as it once was,” says Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein. “In my circle it’s still very credible, but that being said the public has greater expectations and we want to meet those expectations. We not only want to meet them, we want to exceed those expectations. By having this additional technology we will be able to show greater insight in to what we do. If there is ever a controversial event we will have footage that can be reviewed.”
The police department expects to have the body cameras running by late fall of next year.