Chances are the next time you encounter a Hephzibah police officer, they’ll have an extra set of eyes strapped to their chest.
No, the department isn’t experimenting with cyborgs. It’s just the latest to receive body-worn cameras that officials say could cut down on abuses from officers and citizens alike.
“Not only does it help us gather evidence and protect us from complaints, it also lets the officer know they are being recorded,” said Hephzibah Police Chief Dwayne Flowers. “It helps to remind them to be professional at all times.”