UMD Testing Police Cameras

Officers are Wearing Body Cameras During Two Month Test

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota is taking steps to make campuses safer.

The three campuses with police forces; Twin Cities, Morris and here in Duluth are testing body cameras.

Two UMD police officers have been wearing cameras for a couple weeks, and will continue to wear them  for a two month trial period.  If all goes well, all ten campus police officers could wear cameras in the near future.

“We know it’s something we would like to see implemented,” said UMD Police Chief Sean Huls.  “Our officers are supportive of the cameras and it’s something the community expects.”

If cameras become permanent, the university will have to apply for long term funding.  About $20,000 every three to five years for cameras and $100,000 annually for data storage and management.

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