Holcomb approves body, in-car cameras for police department

The Holcomb Police Department soon will be fully outfitted with body cameras, after the city council Wednesday night approved buying two body cameras and two in-car camera systems.

Holcomb Police Chief Tony Forsen said the HPD has been testing a body camera since the fall to see how the technology works. He recommended the council purchase two additional body cameras so that all three full-time officers on the force can be equipped with them.

Forsen also recommended replacing the in-car camera systems installed in police vehicles five years ago, which he said have become outdated.

“(The new system) is a panoramic view instead of the straight line view,” Forsen told the council.

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