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New dash cam technology coming to Anderson Police Department
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New dash cam technology coming to Anderson Police Department

ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Anderson Police Department. Their patrol cars are getting a major facelift with new dash camera technology. Turning their dash cam on is a part of the routine for officers at the Anderson Police Department. It’s a tool Police Chief Jim Stewart says is vital. “Prosecution, frivolous complaints, it’s enhanced evidence for us to present in a courtroom,” Stewart said. The use of dash cameras started in the mid-1990’s for the Anderson Police Department, when they installed VCR technology in patrol cars. “So, if you turn on the lights, it automatically activates the camera system,” Lt. Cornelius Pickens said. Since then, the police department hasn’t been able to update all of the cars wit...