- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A small suburban police department on Long Island is issuing body cameras to its patrol officers.

The Freeport Police Department and the Nassau County district attorney’s office say that in addition to the officers, all 16 marked police vehicles will be equipped with dashboard cameras.

The program is funded by $108,000 in asset forfeiture money from the prosecution of criminal cases.

The Freeport Police Department says on its website that it has 87 officers patrolling the village on Long Island’s south shore.

The DA’s office says Freeport is believed to be the only law enforcement agency in New York requiring the cameras for all patrol officers and marked police cars.

The NYPD is currently testing body cameras on a small number of officers.

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