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Crossville PD Seeking Approval To Purchase Upgraded Camera System

The Crossville City Council will vote next week to buy a new camera system for the police department.

Police Chief Jessie Brooks said the some $200,000 purchase includes 42 body cameras and in-car cameras for a fleet of 24 vehicles.

“We decided that we want to go with both,” Brooks said. “Our old system is about 14-years-old and it still has some good points to it but it is wore out. We just decided it was time.”

Brooks said the camera system is the same one that the Cookeville Police Department uses. Brooks said the cameras have GPS tracking that locates officers and can be accessed remotely.

Brooks said the department currently does not have a body camera for each officer. Brooks said he wanted to change that since it is good practice to record all police interactions.

The Crossville City Council meets Tuesday when this budgeted purchase will be considered.

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