Brantley Police get new body cameras

Published 1:18 pm Friday, May 22, 2015

The Brantley Fire and Rescue Department donated funds to help the Brantley Police Department upgrade their body cameras to the Wolfcom 3rd eye body cameras.

The cameras have 1080 pixel video and photo quality with night vision and auto voice recording. Body cameras are used to record interactions between police officers and civilians while on calls and traffic stops.

The old cameras worked for the police department but after eight trial months, it was time to upgrade. “Everything is going digital,” said police Chief Titus Averett, “and with these new cameras we can connect to the new digital upgrades.”

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With the new upgrades, the Brantley Police Department hopes to increase safety for both the police officer and the civilians. “These cameras are going to keep all people in check,” said Averett. “Officers are going to stay professional and civilians are going to be more careful of what they say or do once they see the body cameras.”