St. Pete Police to Install In-Car Cameras
The goal of the St. Petersburg Police Department is to outfit the department’s entire fleet of patrol cars with the cameras.
ST. PETERSBURG – Police Chief Anthony Holloway announced Monday (June 22) that the St. Petersburg Police Department used $95,000 in authorized forfeiture funds to buy 15 in-car cameras.
This is the first step to eventually outfit all 450 patrol cars with camera systems. Up until now, only seven DUI unit cars and the department’s three transport vehicles had in-car cameras. The department plans to buy 35-40 new vehicles the next fiscal year to replace old cruisers. The new cars will be outfitted with cameras at a cost of $5,000 each. As soon as the officer turns on his red lights, the camera begins storing video. The storage time begins 30 seconds before the light activation and lasts through the entire traffic stop. For information and a video, see facebook.com.
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