Photo courtesy TASER International.
Photo courtesy TASER International.

Four Alhambra police officers are wearing body cameras as part of a three-week test, the department announced Wednesday.

Over the next several months, cameras from four different manufacturers will be tested to determine the pros and cons of each brand, said Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department.

The idea is to see how the devices work when used for routine traffic stops, conducting interviews during investigations and making arrests, among other police encounters.

Officers will consider factors such as ease of use, comfort, officer safety issues, battery life, storage limits, functionality and overall performance.

Meanwhile, the police department’s technology specialists are becoming familiar with the technology to store and retrieve the data recorded by the officers in the field.

Policies will also be developed to ensure the best practices are utilized, Johnson said.

City News Service

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