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Valley Police jump on board and purchase body cameras

VALLEY, AL (WTVM) - In light of recent officer involved shootings, Washington lawmakers are considering requiring all law enforcement agencies to implement body camera technology.

Leaders within the Valley Police Department say their number one goal is to protect and serve their community.

“In light of all the events going on recently throughout the country we felt like now was a good time for us to go ahead and take this step,” Major Mike Reynolds said, Valley Police officer.

Valley police have purchased 10 Taser Axium Body Cameras for $11,000.

Soon, the cameras will be rolling and recording every interaction an officer has with a citizen.

“I think it's a great idea, it protects them it protects the citizens, I say go for it,” Denise Wilson said, a Valley resident.

Major Reynolds says the police department has always enjoyed a great relationship with its citizens.

He also says that if all goes as planned, the officers will be trained on how to use the body cameras and the technology will be online by the end of May.

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