LEWISBURG — In July, the Lewisburg Police Department began outfitting patrol officers with Wolfcom Vision body-worn cameras which record officer interactions with citizens.
Administrator’s from the Lewisburg Police Department met with Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel, and discussed some of the challenges that everyday law enforcement is faced with in today’s society.
Votel agreed to participate along with the Village of Lewisburg in the purchasing of six body-worn cameras, six extended battery units, a docking station and the digital programming and software storage from Wolfcom Enterprises.
The cost of the cameras and software was just over $4,400.
Prior to the purchase, several Lewisburg officers, along with other officers from other Preble County Agencies, have purchased their own body-worn cameras. However, these cameras are not secured by a software program and lack the durability of the new systems.
The new Wolfcom Vision cameras will be mounted on an officer’s uniform as part of their regular duty gear and can be activated anytime an officer is conducting police business.
The cameras are capable of recording at an HD 1080 P quality. They can record up to 18 hours of video, 28,000 pictures and over 180 hours of audio. Each camera is about 2.9 inches long, one and one-half inch wide, and .6 inches thick. The size is comparable to the size of a pack of gum.
With the help of Votel and this new equipment and technology, the Lewisburg Police Department will continue to strive in providing a higher quality of service to the village they serve and protect.