For the past two years, each of Manchester’s police officers has worn small body cameras. They are used when the officers are interacting with the public while they’re on duty. The data recorded on the body cameras may be used to collect evidence during an investigation or it may be used to evaluate allegations of misconduct by officers.
Chief Jim Hauschild says the previous body cameras were starting to fail, but their success warranted buying new ones.
The new cameras were purchased with help from a $2,600 grant from the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County, as well as private donations.
(photo courtesy of Manchester Police)