Caldwell Police to Get Body Cameras
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The Caldwell Police Department plans to purchase 50 cameras for officers to wear while they are on duty.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Caldwell Police Chief Chris Allgood says the cameras will cost more than $80,000, including the cost of storage, software and salary for the person who will edit the video.
Allgood says the cameras will be worn by patrol officers, traffic officers, detectives and school resource officers.
Funding for the cameras has already been approved and about $24,000 of the camera costs will be paid for through a grant.
The Nampa Police Department has been using body cameras since 2010. Sgt. Joe Ramirez says they've had a positive impact on the department.