Hobbs takes step toward outfitting officers with cameras

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police officers in one southeastern New Mexico community are one step closer to wearing body cameras.

The Hobbs City Commission recently approved a request for proposals for body cameras and in-car cameras for the police department. The move followed a staff recommendation that a contract be awarded to Georgia-based public safety company Utility Associates, Inc.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2if8HHP) the contract is not final yet but is expected to be worth more than $325,000 the first year and $213,000 in subsequent years.

Police Chief Chris McCall says he believes the technology provides a platform that the department can build on for years to come. The system allows for live streaming and real-time communication for missing person alerts.

The police department first began evaluating camera systems in 2012.

Iris Johnson 5 months ago
They will all have a callous on their fingers for turning them off so you can not see what is REALLY going on and then they will investagate their self and find their self NOT GUILTY been watching this for over 50 years here
 

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