BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Bartlesville Police Department officers began wearing body cameras this week.
The agency recently purchased 55 body cameras, so that every officer on duty could wear one. The department also purchased 11 in-car camera systems, which are being installed this week.
Funding for the cameras was made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group and additional funding from the Bartlesville City Council.
“I am excited about the implementation of the Body Worn Camera Program," said Police Chief Tracy Roles. "The program will go far to increase transparency and to provide another layer of safety for our citizens and officers. We will continue to work hard to identify ways to increase the customer service we provide to our community. The Body Worn Camera Program is just one example of that. I want to thank everyone involved in making this program a reality.”
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