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Five of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s 18 patrol deputies have been outfitted with body-worn cameras, and plans are to buy the cameras for the other 13 by the end of 2016. According to department policy, the camera is to be attached high on the center of the officer’s uniform shirt “in an area that most closely captures the deputy’s field of vision.” (Rivertowns photo by Judy Wiff)

Sheriff's deputies embrace body-worn cameras

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These days as many people point their smart phones to record everyday incidents, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is beginning to arm its officers with their own hands-free video cameras.


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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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