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Lebanon police adding body-worn cameras for officers

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Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 18:31:47-05

LEBANON — All officers of the Lebanon Police Department will be equipped with body-worn cameras, the department announced Thursday.

Officers will be equipped with the new cameras starting late spring into early summer. In addition, new dash cameras by BodyWorn will be installed in the department's vehicles, police said.

Police said the new cameras will assist in documenting incidents and interactions and obtain evidence during investigations. The department will also be able to review the video footage to debrief critical incidents and use the camera footage as a training tool.

Cameras will have the ability to be activated both manually and automatically, police said.

The department said there is a trigger system that will activate the new dashboard cameras. The activation of lights and sirens will start the recording. There will also be a GPS-enabled triggering system so the officer doesn't have to remember to turn it on. All videos will be uploaded to a server automatically.

Police said the total cost for a five-year contract is $753,600.