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Kingsland police will use body cameras

KINGSLAND, Ga. – Officers at the Kingsland Police Department are getting body cameras.

Chief Darryl Griffis confirmed with News4Jax that his department is getting 15 cameras, which the officers will share.

About five to six officers are on duty at a time.

The cameras, which cost $895 apiece, will be manually activated by officers whenever they interact with the public.

The cameras will also activated automatically when the blue lights on a patrol car turn on.

The department does not have the cameras in house yet but Griffis said when they arrive, officers will start using them immediately.

Griffis said the department has been talking about getting cameras for over a year and there was not a specific incident that led to the decision.