Louisa Police Department Purchases WOLFCOM Police Body Cameras
Louisa, KY- The Louisa
Police Department recently
purchased 12 WOLFCOM
Police Body Cameras. The purchase consisted of 6 WOLFCOM VISION
body cameras, 6 WOLFCOM 3RD Eye body cameras, and 6 car kits.
Chief Greg Fugitt said “We got the police body cameras to insure
quality control when interacting with the public. If you have a
complaint or dispute filed against a police officer, you now have
video evidence to cover the police officer,” said Fugitt.
“We first started researching and making inquiries about police body
cameras in 2013 and put it in the 2014 budget, so it was a couple of
year process,” said Fugitt.
“Cost was a huge factor. After reviewing several different police body
we decided that WOLFCOM had the best quality police body cameras for
the most reasonable price,” said Fugitt. “The WOLFCOM 3RD EYE is
awesome… it does everything you need and it even has a radio mic in
it. The VISIONS are great during the day but don’t have the same
night vision capabilities. I wish I had ordered more 3RD EYES,” said
“The younger police
pro camera, some of the older ones were old school and thought they
would be a nuisance but now they love them and there’s no problem at
all…The public does not seem concerned with the police body cameras,
they’re used to being recorded anyway usually with dashboard
cameras, but with dashboard cameras you’re limited in your field of
view if something happens out of frame…. There was a little bit of a
learning curve. At first we tested two of them out, and then we
developed procedures for the rest of them… So far they’ve haven’t
been used in any major cases, but they have been useful with
documenting some traffic stops and recording statements in the
field,” said Fugett.
body camera policy is
that the body camera has to go on as soon as your police lights go
on. Police officers need to use the body camera anytime they make
contact with the public. This helps eliminate any frivolous lawsuits
and if you have an officer that is involved in misconduct, the
department has the evidence of the officer doing something they’re
not supposed to be doing. It’s almost like having a supervisor with
each police officer,” said Fugitt.