Lieutenant Scott Giles with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office said, the process to get to this point was a long one, because they first had to find funding outside the department.
"We are participating in a state grant that paid for 75% of the cameras and of the data storage so that’s a pretty good saving, and that’s how we were able to purchase the cameras," he said.
Sgt. Corey Brown, one of Potter County’s body camera instructors, says each deputy with a body cam will also have an app on their phone. The app is called Axon View and it will easily let officials tag, save and store a record of all their interactions while on duty.
"Basically once they're connected you can view the videos from your phone. You can tag the videos, which basically means they put in the report number and whatever call they were on like a traffic stop, theft, burglary, “ said Brown.