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It’s been a long time coming and now patrol officers in Cleveland’s Police Department’s Fourth District begin wearing the body cameras Wednesday.

The first phase of body camera deployment starts with officers assigned to basic patrol. The second phase will be to deploy body cameras in specialized units.

There are three levels of cameras, basic, standard and professional. Basic will be used by patrol officers. Standard will go to supervisors and professional will be utilized by administrative staff and investigative units, such as homicide.

After the Fourth District is equipped, deployment will continue throughout the remaining districts over the course of the next few months. The cameras are worn on the officer’s ballistic vest or outer garment and will be used during assignments and citizen interactions.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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