Fayetteville police testing body cameras

The Fayetteville Police Department has begun field testing a new Body-Worn Camera system.

The department bought 35 Safety Vision cameras in November, which are being used by one of its patrol shifts and are also being evaluated by the department’s information technology specialist.

Capt. Chad Myers said his officers have found that the cameras function well and that “we have already seen instances where people’s attitudes toward us have changed once they see our cameras are activated.”

Fayetteville plans to eventually equip all officers with the cameras.

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