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Blairstown police now equipped with body-worn cameras

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Blairstown police officers are now outfitted with body-worn cameras while on patrol, in addition to the department’s patrol car video cameras.

“Body-worn camera recordings are invaluable to law enforcement for evidential purposes and have consistently demonstrated its value in the prosecution of criminal, traffic, and other related offenses, to protect personnel from false claims of misconduct and to verify officers are held to the highest of standards that the public expects and deserves,” police said.

Supervisors will also be required to conduct periodic reviews of officer-citizen contacts for quality control purposes and the video will aid in the investigation of citizen complaints, police said.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to capture the good work our officers conduct on a daily basis,” police said.

The use of the body-worn cameras will follow the New Jersey Attorney General guidelines along with the policies of the Blairstown Township Police Department, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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