Body cameras headed to North Las Vegas Police Department

by Renee Santos 

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Body cameras are now heading to the North Las Vegas Police Department, more than 200 of them.

North Las Vegas City Council approved a Body worn camera system contract with Utility Associates, Inc on Wednesday. The agreement with the police department will be for five years.

“It's great for officer safety and it's also great for the public so it shows our transparency. I think it’s going to cut down on a lot of the complaints and the concerns that the community may have,” said North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda.

Back in 2017, former governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill requiring all law enforcement officers statewide to wear body cameras.

North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda says it took a little longer for her department to get the cameras.

She says her officers tried them out first.

“So, there was a lot of technology and testing that we wanted to make sure it was the best product and value to the community and for our officers’ safety,” Chief Ojeda said.

The body cameras will cost the city more than $1.5 million from both a grant and taxes.

Source: CBS 3 News Las Vegas

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