Monday, October 5, 2009

Cookeville Police Cars Get New Cameras

The Cookeville police department will soon have digital in-car cameras for almost all of their patrol vehicles. Police chief Bob Terry told the city council this month that the purchase of five new cameras with federal grant money helped the department accomplish that goal. He says everyone from sergeant on down will now have an in-car camera, with about three spare cameras being available for back-up. He says the video from the cameras is downloaded daily to a computer server which keeps track of it for any pending criminal cases or potential complaints that may be filed against officers. The photo of Terry, at the left, is from the city's website.