ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Rolesville Police announced Friday every officer in the department has been issued a body camera.
In a release, the Department said the cameras promote transparency and accountability while increasing public and officer safety.
“One of the most important benefits of body cameras is that they have been shown to produce better behavior in both police and the public,” said Chief Bobby W. Langston II. “We strive to stay abreast of technology and give our officers every tool or resource possible to help aid them in safeguarding the public and themselves.”
The Rolesville Police Department received grant funding for the body cameras from the Governor’s Crime Commission.
The Rolesville mayor and Board of Commissioners approved the funding for upgrades needed to store footage.
All officers will begin wearing body cameras on Sept. 1.
The cameras will be activated when interacting with the public in most situations, the Department said.