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Hawaii Police Department on track to get body cameras

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaii Police Department says it is moving forward with plans for its officers to begin wearing body cameras.

West Hawaii Today reports the department has already completed a pilot program and is looking into purchasing the devices.

The initial cost of the cameras was estimated at $612,000 to outfit the department's 432 officers. Maj. Samuel Thomas says the department will seek funding through governmental sources and grants.

The Kauai Police Department was expected to start using body cameras this week, making the department the first in the state to outfit its officers with the devices.

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