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Spearfish police officers will now wear body cameras.
Spearfish police officers will now wear body cameras.
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September 7, 2015

Spearfish Police Deploy Body Cams

Spearfish Police officers will soon be recording their interactions with the public using body cameras, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The body cameras will be incorporated into existing recording practices, including in-car cameras and audio recordings. 

The police department budgeted to buy body cameras in 2012, before the current national debate over the equipment began. The cameras arrived in June 2015 and are compatible with the car cameras now in use. 

Recordings are intended to provide evidence in criminal cases, officer training and to assess officer contact with members of the public, including in the event of a complaint. 

The body cameras will be demonstrated at the Spearfish City Council meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. 

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