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Hackettstown police now equipped with body-worn cameras

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Police Department Thursday began implementing newly purchased Motorola body worn cameras. These cameras will be worn by all officers on the force, police said.

“This is a big step in enhancing transparency with the Hackettstown Police Department and the community,” police said.

“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.

There are several different mounting options for these body worn cameras. Depending where the officer is assigned and/or the uniform they wear, the cameras may be displayed on the officer in different locations, police said.

The use of the body worn cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General along with the policies of the Hackettstown 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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