The East Providence Police Department is launching a body-worn and in-car camera pilot program.
Six members of the department, both patrol officers and supervisors, have volunteered to wear body cameras during a trial period that starts Tuesday. The department said in a statement the trial period is expected to last three to four months.
The goal is to create better transparency between the department and the community.
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The volunteers have been trained how to use and will test equipment from several vendors so they can properly assess the effectiveness of each vendor’s products.