The Moraine Police Division has tested one company’s camera equipment and will do further research before making a decision, according to its police chief. FILE

Moraine police explore options to start using cruiser, body cameras

Moraine police are exploring the use of body or cruiser cameras.

The city’s police division has tested one company’s equipment and will do further research before making a decision, said Police Chief Craig Richardson.

Many Dayton area law enforcement agencies have in recent years adopted the use body or cruiser cameras as a means of transparency and/or accountability. But Moraine has yet to make the move because of privacy concerns, the police chief said.

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The MPD tested one firm’s equipment for about a month, using “a mix of officers” in the initial stages of its research, Richardson said.

“We’ve only looked at one company so far,” he said. “We’re going to look at some others.”

The MPD may make a decision on purchasing cameras by the end of the year, but Richardson said he has no particular time frame in reaching a conclusion.

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