- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University officials say the school’s officers will soon be outfitted with body cameras.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1U7TAgU ) the central New York university’s Department of Public Safety purchased 36 cameras for its officers.

Campus Police Chief Bobby Maldonado says the cameras should be operational by Oct. 1. He says every officer will be trained and they all will wear the cameras on their shifts.

The body cameras will only be provided to the university’s 42 peace officers, who are armed.

Maldonado says the school’s 14 community service officers, who are state-licensed security guards, will not be given the equipment.

The decision to obtain body cameras was made by Maldonado’s predecessor, Anthony Callisto Jr., who now serves as Syracuse’s senior vice president and chief law enforcement officer.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com

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