More police officers get body cameras
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.