Constable Pct. 3 to Get Body Cameras
HARDIN, February 16, 2016 – The Liberty County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office recently received a donation that will allow the office to purchase body cameras. Buckeye Pipeline of Liberty contributed $1,000 so the Constable can purchase two body cameras and the hard drive system to store the recordings.
Pct. 3 Deputy Constable Mark Davison explained, “The donor discussed the need with our office. Realizing the importance of body cameras, along with recognizing the office’s relatively small budget, the donor felt that the donation would be a good benefit for our precinct.”
The donation was recently accepted by Liberty County Commissioners Court. Deputy Davison says he expects the purchase to happen shortly. He added, “The Constable will have to develop written rules and procedures for the use of the cameras. The Sheriff’s Office and our other Constable’s Offices have recently implemented body cameras, so we’ll be consulting with them on policies for our use.”
Outfitting deputies and officers with body cameras is now an accepted procedure in the law enforcement community. While many patrol vehicles have cameras mounted in them, their scope is limited to events that happen directly in front of the vehicle. With a camera attached to an officer’s or deputy’s uniform, it is hoped that a more accurate representation of what they do can be recorded.
Pct. 3 Constable Danny Frankum and Deputy Mark Davison are both thankful for Buckeye Pipeline’s donation and the opportunity to foster relationships with caring community members.