The Pelham Police Department says they're making the most of a tight budget, to provide the best protection for the city and for their officers. Only a hand full of patrol cars are equipped with dash cameras.
But all 14 officers with the department wear these body cameras. Chief Nealie McCormick says the dash cameras cost close to six times as much as the body cams, and they don't always record where the action takes place.
"We're looking for some grant money now to get dash cams. But when we have to prioritize, dash cams are notorious about missing action. If action doesn't happen in front of the police car, it's missed."
Dash cameras cost about $4,500 a piece, compared to body cameras priced at around seven hundred dollars.
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