The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the state to use these cell phones that also operate as body cameras.
Last year, the county became the first agency in the state to equip its force with Visual Labs software in their Android smartphones along with implementing a recording policy.
“That policy really is that every field interview or contact with a citizen that is a traffic stop or something that they may have to do a report on they have to turn on their camera,” Sheriff Starry said.
The department considers the last year a success as it aims to increase public trust one clip of cell phone footage at a time.
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