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Metro Transit Police Set to Wear Body Cameras By Next Year

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The Metro Transit Police Department`s (MTPD) officers will start wearing body cameras after receiving around $905,000 from the Department of Justice for the program.

The DOJ`s grant aims at supporting the implementation of the body worn camera program which is expected to provide an additional layer of transparency for the operations of Metro Transit Police officers.

“This grant gives us the ability to move forward with implementing a body worn camera program similar to those of our peers in the region,” MTPD Chief Michael Anzallo said in a statement. “Our focus remains on safety, transparency and building community partnerships. I believe implementing this new program is another positive step in the right direction for the department.”

The Transit Police Department is planning to fully implement the body worn camera program, which is currently in its initial stages, by 2023, following the DOJ`s reviewing of related policies and procedures. 

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