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APD continues to test body cameras

Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police say they are still in the process of purchasing new body cameras.

They say they are still testing and reviewing several models before choosing which ones to buy.

They say the equipment must be durable for their officers.

"Previously we purchased some body cams and they weren't as durable so we want to make sure that we have some strong and or capable to handle the activities that the officers will be involved in,” said Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager.

APD purchased about 100 body cameras 5-years-ago.

Officials say once they choose a model they hope to equip about 200 officers with body cams.

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