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Springfield police begin wearing bodycams today

Department officials said the implementation provides “a modern policing tool” that will support transparency and accountability.

Posted: May 26, 2021 4:50 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield police are now officially using body-worn cameras, department officials announced Wednesday.

The change took effect May 26 at 4 p.m.

Department officials said the implementation provides “a modern policing tool” that will support transparency and accountability.

MORE: SPRINGFIELD POLICE TO WEAR BODY CAMERAS STARTING IN MAY

“We are grateful to the community and Springfield City Council for the support of these technologies and look forward to the increased documentation and opportunity to positively impact public confidence,” said Lt. George Crolly.

Every officer will be issued a bodycam, which will be worn when patrolling or providing other uniformed service. They will be used under department policies. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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