Clarion Police Department aided by new technology

Wright Farm Services was happy to contribute to both the body cameras and the tablet that the Clarion Police Department recently purchased. Left to right, Heath Anderson (Wright Farm Services), Chief of Police Steve Terhark, Adam Foertsch (Wright Farm Services), and Asst. Chief Bret Thompson.  Photo by Bridget Shileny

         The job of law enforcement today is a tough one, especially in a time when visual evidence is often demanded by the public and courts alike. Since this is the case, the Clarion Police Department is happy to have made an important purchase recently. If you have encountered one of the local officers lately, you may notice they are sporting some new tech. The department recently was able to purchase new body cameras and also bought a new tablet for one of the patrol vehicles.

            Last month, the PD started using six new Wolfcom Vision body cameras. Assistant Police Chief Bret Thompson explains that the cameras have 1080p video resolution and a 32 gigabit hard drive. They can take digital still photos and store thousands of hours of audio.  Officers wear the cameras on their person, usually on their chest or belt.

            The body cams are already being fully utilized in Clarion. Thompson and Police Chief Steve Terhark both agree that they are working well so far and are beneficial to the officers and the public alike.

 

For the full story, see the Aug. 8th edition of the Monitor