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Cruiser Cams Installed in 102 Police Cars

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OMAHA (KPTM)- It's a second look that police officials said would help them do their jobs.

That's why City Officials announced Monday that over 100 cameras have been installed in police cruisers.

The upgrade, police said, will help cut back on crime.

 It's a little camera, but Police said, it's one of the biggest crime fighters out there. "I've always told my officers, that, somebody's recording you pretty much on any incident.  So why not have our own camera system, our own viewpoint preserved?" said Captain Scott Gray, with the Omaha Police Department.

 That's exactly what the police department did. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle announced in a press conference Monday, the new cruiser cams are part of the movement to "modernize" the Omaha Police Department.

 The cameras will be used for training, to review crime scenes,  during traffic stops, to enhance officer safety, and the list goes on. "It's not just recording from the point when they hit it on the traffic stop, but it actually includes a period of time before that, so we can go back and maybe see what actually happened," said Gray.

 Police said, the ‘Shot Spotter' has been a great success in getting officers to scenes of shootings faster and that the new cruiser cams will help capture the crime scene on their arrival.

"(We can) Look for someone maybe throwing something out the window," said Gray.

It's an upgrade, police said, that will help cut back on crime.

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