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Walker Police Department rolls out new body cams

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 07, 2020

WALKER, Mich. — The City of Walker Police Department began rolling out new body worn camera systems last week.

The department says that while a few kinks need to be worked out and a few officers still need to be outfitted with a camera, the rollout has been going smoothly overall.

The body cams sync with the new dash cam and rear seat cameras in the department’s cruisers.

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Walker Police Department's new body cams.

Officers will be able to watch videos from interviews, calls for service and other incidents from inside their cruisers by using a program on the in-cruiser computers.

Supervisors can also access the body cams from inside the department’s office, giving them a live look at what is going on during a call for services if they are not already on the scene.

Recordings are then downloaded and stored automatically when the body cams charge at Walker PD.