Maui police to begin testing body cameras

Maui police to begin testing body cameras

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Maui Police Department began on Friday a one month long study to decide from which vendor to purchase body cameras for its officers.

MPD's Plans, Training, Research & Development section is carrying out the feasibility study, testing cameras from three different vendors. MPD is first testing body cameras by VIEVU.

With the Kauai and Hawaii County police departments also implementing body camera programs, it leaves the Honolulu Police Department as the only department not testing the device.

In June, the State Labor Relations Board made it easier for the state's police departments to implement body cams. The Board ruled in favor of KPD, permitting police departments across the islands from forcing officers to use body cameras.

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