Lincoln New Hampshire PD Love WOLFCOM®
Police Body Cameras
LINCOLN, NH- The Lincoln
Police Department recently
purchased 4 WOLFCOM 3RD EYE Police
The purchase also included WOLFCOM Management Software and radio
cables, so the officers can utilize the radio microphone feature.
Chief Theodore Smith said
that deployment of the departments new police body cameras has been
on hold pending state decisions regarding use of police body cameras
in New Hampshire. Recently the decision was made that allows that
department to use their body cameras, so Chief Smith says the police
body cameras should be in use by June.
“We decided to get police body cameras because of all the incidents going
on in the country… our officers are all good and professional and we
get very few complaints against them, but I do know they could get a
lot of flack if there are complaints, so the cameras are more to
protect them… we’ve been using our dashboard cameras for that, but
now this body camera can go with them at all times, so it’s just
another tool they can use,” said Smith.
“We looked at a lot of
the ones we were considering were too cost prohibitive for a small
department like ours…. I learned of WOLFCOM when I went to a
conference and the guy next to me had a WOLFCOM police body camera,
and he told me about it. Then we talked to some other departments
who had WOLFCOM police body cameras and they said good things about
them,” said Smith.
“We liked all of the features that the WOLFCOM 3RD EYE Police Body
Camera has and we plan to order some of the WOLFCOM VISIONS for our
other officers. We liked that everything is in one piece; we don’t
need to carry around a camera, voice recorder and other equipment.
We also liked that you can see at night. The video quality is as
good or better than most of the other body cameras we looked at,”
“We tried them out first by sending them out with police
the field to test. Overall they were fairly easy to use… they liked
it and each police officer was able to figure it out by playing with
it and testing them out,” said Smith.
“One of the features that made
the WOLFCOM police body cameras desirable was the combination of
radio mic and camera. Combining the two takes up less room,” said Officer
one of the officers who helped make the decision. The department has
10 police officers. The police body camera policy is that they will
be mandatory to use for each officer who is issued one and every
officer should be issued one by the end of the year.