Sunday, February 28, 2021

Colusa County Sheriff Deputies to wear Body Cameras

LE3_Blue_Uniform_300dpiThe Colusa County Sheriff’s Department has been testing Body Cameras for its deputies for the last year said, Lt. Russ Jones.

“I’ve been testing the body cameras long before they became a necessity,” said Lt. Jones, “we wanted to make sure we had the right equipment that would work well with us and the correct policies in place.”

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Department selected the LE3 by VieVu as its final contender.

“Our goal is to roll out the cameras in stages,” said Lt. Jones, “We will begin using them during the Stonyford Rodeo weekend.”

The VieVu records video at 1280 x 720 HD resolution with a 68 degree of view and can record up to 12 hours of video.

“Our selection was the best fit for our department,” said Lt. Jones.

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Department has purchased enough for every officer at this time, said Jones. The devices each costing over $800 and have a life expectancy of four years.

“It is important to protect the public and our deputies,” said Assistant Sheriff, Jim Saso, “by having cameras we are continuing the Sheriff’s goal to make our department as transparent as possible.”

Colusa City Police Department received approval during the March 17, Colusa City Council to lease the same cameras and would be funded through grants.

Colusa Police Chief, Josh Fitch commented during the Council Meeting that Colusa Police Officers will be given the opportunity to wear the cameras but were not required to do so, according to policy.

“The Body Worn Cameras will provide more transparency to the public and would continue to protect the officers, the department, and city,” said Chief Fitch. <

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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