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ULM police upgrade on-officer video camera system

Published September 30, 2014

The Police Department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is upgrading its body-worn video camera system in an effort to provide better service to students and the community at large.

The cameras have been upgraded to “Axon Body” on-officer video cameras manufactured by Taser. The new camera system features advanced technology and a more durability.

“The University Police Department’s continued use of on-officer video camera technology will provide value in enhancing officer safety, reduction of liability, assist with prosecution and case resolution, and further promote professionalism and accountability,” says Officer in Charge, Steven Mahon.

According to their website, Taser’s Axon Body is an ultra-durable on-officer camera designed to balance both simplicity and performance. Axon Body provides agencies with a core unibody design for easy deployment. The camera features a 130-degree wide-angle lens, multiple mounting options, and a full shift buffer, all within the single button recording device.

The 12 new on-officer video cameras will accompany the department’s in-car video system, and more than 900 surveillance cameras located throughout campus.