Niagara County Sheriff: Body Cameras A Good Investment | WAMC

Niagara County Sheriff: Body Cameras A Good Investment

Aug 16, 2015

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In an age of smartphones and social media, more police departments across the country are considering equipping their officers with body cameras. Last week the Saratoga County Public Safety Committee approved two measures related to community policing, one of which would equip Sheriff's deputies with body cameras.

For three years, Niagara County been equipping its deputies with body cameras. WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Sheriff Jim Voutour, president of the New York State Sheriff's Association, about his department's program.