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More police officers get body cameras

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 24 2015 Feb 24, 2015 February 24, 2015 1:34 AM February 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel - a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers.

The agency joins other law enforcement agencies in the area - including the Houma and Thibodaux police departments and the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office - in the use of the new technology.

The cost of 160 cameras and a docking station will total about $40,000.

Larpenter said patrol officers, detectives and court bailiffs will be trained to use and wear a body camera. Officers at the Ashland jail also will receive them.

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