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Chippewa Falls Police Department installs dash cams in squads


Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - A local police department is adding another set of eyes to their squad cars.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department installed cameras in their squad cars last week. There is one camera installed on the front dashboard and another focused on the back seat. Officers also wear a microphone. When officers begin a shift, they log onto the computer system in their car and the video starts recording.

"It helps us when we go to court, you know, for one to substantiate the violation that we saw, two we can actually review it right in the squad, so if we're not sure about  something we saw, we can go back and replay it, we can most certainly do that as well," says Officer Korry Boos.

All recorded video is stored for 30 days, unless an officer wants to keep it longer.

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