PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – Pinellas Park police announced that they are now testing body cameras on their officers.
Six officers received training on how to deal with them on Tuesday. In two weeks, when they finish training, they will be active for the next two weeks.
After the two-week pilot program, the police will evaluate the next steps. Pinellas Park PD is one of the police departments in the area dealing with body cameras.
The cameras can be switched on and activated by the officer when a firearm or a sniffer is drawn.
Police say this is one of the steps they could take to provide transparency to the public.
“To know that we support them and try to be so open about what we do on our streets every day, and we are just trying to protect our community so they can see our reactions and reactions to any situation that may arise this results in law enforcement officers, “said Sgt. John Shea.