- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department is upgrading its body-worn video camera system in an effort to provide better service to students and the community at large.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/YMhmUx ) the cameras have been upgraded to “Axon Body” on-officer video cameras manufactured by Taser. The new camera system features advanced technology and a more durability.

Officer Steven Mahon says University Police continues use of on-officer video camera technology will provide value in enhancing officer safety, reduction of liability, assist with prosecution and case resolution, and further promote professionalism and accountability.

Mahan says the 12 new on-officer video cameras will accompany the department’s in-car video system, and more than 900 surveillance cameras located throughout campus.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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