Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Illinois Police Departments Use Website to Get Body Cameras

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Illinois Police Departments Use Website to Get Body Cameras

Article excerpt

PALMYRA, Ill. * Twelve law enforcement agencies in Illinois including East St. Louis and Brooklyn have turned to the Internet to raise enough money to purchase body cameras for officers.

As of Friday, departments in Palmyra, Benld, South Pekin, Braidwood, Creve Coeur, Lawrenceville, Metamora, Midlothian, Waverly and Williamsfield had signed up for free to be listed on the website BodyCameraDonations.com to receive donations for the devices.

Five Missouri police forces have signed up, including Calverton Park and St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

The website was created by Peter Austin Onruang, founder of Wolfcom, a company that designs, manufactures and sells body cameras to law enforcement, after receiving calls from people who wanted to buy body cameras for police officers. …

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