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MILLVILLE — Body cameras are the current trend in police operations, and New Jersey officers are getting on board.
On Monday, December 21st, NJ Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that 176 police departments in the state will spend a combined $2.5 million to purchase body cameras for officers.
The money was forfeited by criminals and will go towards the purchase of more than 5,000 body cameras.
Hoffman said that when it comes to body cameras, it's all about transparency, mutual accountability, and trust between the police and public.
The announcement comes at a time when several recent controversial events nationwide related to the relationship between the police and public have been in the news.
New Jersey's acting attorney general also issued a statewide policy instructing police departments on how to properly use the cameras.
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