While body cameras aren’t a cheap investment, the high-tech devices will help keep the public, and officers, safe – as long as they are used properly.

The story we published last week outlining the Marion Police Department’s guidelines and procedures adopted by Chief Angela Haley provided a good balance between privacy and public utility. If the policies are followed as presented, the community should see a direct benefit of the nearly $50,000 annual cost to store the videos.

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