JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Police Department is taking a new safety measure out in the field.
"The body cameras are an unbiased way of collecting what the officers are seeing in every situation," said April Kiser, Public Information Officer for Jacksonville Police Department.
It's right on their uniforms and provides another form of backup in the field.
"We wear these every day," said Officer Michael Holland. "We wear them for purposes of recording our interaction with our community."
The body cameras, made by Prima Facie, are clipped to an officer's uniform and ready to document any encounter.
"Once we put it on, there is a power button on the side," Holland said. "We turn that on before any contact with society, whatever that may be, whether it's a domestic violence, traffic stop, whatever the call is. You push that and it starts recording audio, video."