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Waynesburg closer to body camera goal

By DAVID HUTTON The Press-News Published: August 12, 2016 10:00 AM

WAYNESBURG -- The Waynesburg Police Department continues to receive donations in its drive to outfit each officer with a body camera.

Police Chief William Bath told Waynesburg Village Council recently that the department received donations from the Sandy Valley American Legion, Cibo's and QCS Cleaning Solutions.

Bath recently registered the police department on the website BodyCameraDonations.com. Donations can be made on the website by designating the department to receive the camera.

Bath said donations directly to the website can result in the department getting the cameras sooner.

Efforts like BodyCameraDonations.com are among the newest trends for smaller village and town police departments in remote areas that need body cameras but can't get funding through grants or other means.

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This website facilitates community donations of body cameras to departments that need them.

"We have a few more pledges out there," Bath added. "I just can't say who they are at this time."

Bath added that the department is about $1,500 from its goal of being able to purchase 12 body cameras.

Bath has purchased cameras that are one step above the basic unit. These models enable officers to hit a record button that records everything that happened up to 30 minutes prior to the pressing of the button.

In other police business, Bath noted that the curfew for minors in the village is 10 p.m. in the summer. During the school year, it is 9 p.m.

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