The Williams (AZ) Police Department is reportedly considering the purchase of weapon-mounted video cameras, according to AZFamily.com.
The camera automatically starts recording when an officer draws the gun from the holster.
“We’ve seen the need for something like this for a while,” said Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon. “We had a chance to test this product right away, and it makes sense for our department. What we like about it is the fact that we don’t need to retrain anyone, it records automatically and it provides visibility into an officer-involved shooting if it occurs.”
The cameras reportedly cost just over $500. The department has not yet said how many officers may be outfitted with the cameras.
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