Most Vicksburg officers wearing cameras now while on the job

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Vicksburg police officers will soon be 100 percent equipped with body cameras. The cameras are making their way into daily use by all uniformed officers.

The Vicksburg Post reports the department is assigning cameras to officers about seven at a time each week and started doing so about three weeks ago.

The idea is to implement the cameras over time to avoid mass technical problems and to get each officer properly trained.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong says the department has about 15 more cameras left to distribute.

He says police vehicles have been armed with dashboard cameras for years, but the body cameras give insight into every encounter the officers have in any location.

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