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Police body cameras to launch with 10 officers

Also: Sheriff's Office starts testing with deputies


Last updated 10/2/2021 at 2:54pm


The Edmonds Police Department has been working with a vendor, Axon, since April, and plans to launch a pilot program for body cameras in the coming months.

"The City is working with the union to iron out some of the details on policy," said Sgt. Josh McClure.

"We should be moving forward with both a body cam and vehicle cam pilot (three to five months) program before year's end. That would include 10 officers spread through various shifts."

The department has 58 officers authorized to wear cameras, but McClure said there are several vacancies.

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

All that sounds great to me. I am all for the body cameras and hope all can eventually have them. Its a deterrent I believe to violent offenders who may be more hesitant to try and hurt our policeman and woman. No questions its all right there for the world to see. So way to go.


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