Jerome Police to Start Wearing Body Cameras
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Jerome Police Department is preparing to outfit all of its officers with body cameras by the end of the week.
The Times-News reports that police Chief Dan Hall expects to wrap up training and issue the devices to all patrol officers by Friday. He says the officers will be required to have the cameras activated during most interactions with the public. Some exceptions include when officers are directing traffic for extended periods, talking to confidential informants or when in a private residence.
The department had decided to start using body cameras about two years ago, and the City Council authorized the funding to begin the process in the 2014-15 budget. Hall says the cameras and a computer server to store the video cost about $92,000.