Danville Police Officers Equipped With Body Worn Cameras

DANVILLE, V.A. -- The Danville Police Department says they received 96 additional body worn cameras.

The cameras were paid for by the Office of the Attorney General Asset Forfeiture Transfer funds. Officials say this brings the total numbers in use by the agency to 116 units.

Officials tell WFMY News 2 various body systems have been in use by the Street Crimes Unit for several years. The cameras must be activated whenever an officer has contact with a citizen.

The cameras provide high quality records which may be used in court proceedings. Officials say strict policy and procedure guidelines are in place.

Access to the recording is restricted. The cameras are used in conjunction with In Car Camera Systems to provide the best available coverage of an incident.

The body worn cameras have been in general use by officers since July 2014. Officers say the system will be evaluated periodically to ensure it meets the future needs of the Danville Police Department.


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