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Hubbard gets police body cameras

HUBBARD — After much discussion in the past year, Hubbard officials have moved forward on getting body cameras for the police officers and in-car cameras for the police vehicles.

This is the first time Hubbard police will be wearing body cameras, officials said.

A training room on the lower floor of the police department has been prepared as a new training area for both in-person and online remote training on the cameras.

Mayor Ben Kyle said he and Safety Director Lou Carsone, police Chief Bob Thompson and city council have discussed the need to get body cameras not only to protect the officers, but residents as well. He said the cameras were discussed throughout last year with officials reviewing available funds in the city budget.

“There are many communities that have been getting the body cameras for their police officers. We have spent a lot of time and research looking at different companies that offer the cameras. This is not anything that has been taken lightly,” Kyle said.

Read more in Monday’s Vindicator.

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