Police in Narragansett now wear body cameras

NARRANGENSETT, R.I. (WLNE) —  Police in Narragansett will now be wearing body cameras.

Police said they’ve been piloting the body-worn cameras since March. The full program started Thursday.

“Body-worn camera programs are well-recognized as a modern best practice for law enforcement that advance transparency and accountability and help to foster public trust and confidence,” said Chief Sean Corrigan.

Officers — 31 of them — will be required to wear these cameras at all times during their shift. The cameras, said police, are being funded by the state of Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Justice grant program.

“We look forward to implementing this program as part of our commitment to following best practices and professional standards,” said the chief.

Corrigan said the cameras are embedded in the left side of the vests.

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