Council Approves Dash And Body Camera Purchase

Minden Police Chief Brad Butler presented a request to purchase dash cameras and body cameras to the Minden City Council during the August 17 regular meeting. The matter was previously discussed during the budget workshop.

Butler explained Watch Guard is all inclusive so dash and body cams can be coordinated. The technology will automatically turn on both the dash and body cam when the officer turns on his lights to make a traffic stop. 

Using both cameras addresses liability to the City and the officer by providing  evidence of incidents and encounters from several angles. The company also maintains an evidence library that allows Butler to go back and review videos at a later date.

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