Police in Gary, Indiana have rolled out a body camera pilot project.
The department activated and began testing its WOLFCAM VISION 1080P camera last week. Probationary officer Michael Jackson was the first on-duty officer to use the device during a patrol shift, the Gary Police Department said in a news release. The officer wore the camera clipped to his front shirt pocket.
"Today is a historic moment in our department," Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley said in the release. "We know that our officers can perform their jobs better when they have better equipment. We will continue to apply for grants and identify funding sources, so that we can secure even more equipment."
Various Gary patrol officers will test the camera over the next few weeks, and the "feedback will then be compiled to help develop standard operating procedures and protocol for all officers to follow," according to the department.
The Gary Police Department would like to eventually obtain a body camera for every on-duty officer to wear during patrol shifts.
The Chicago Police Department launched a body camera pilot project in late January.