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Tucson police receives 300 body cameras from Prop 101 funding

Posted: 8:06 PM, Oct 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-27 05:39:51Z
Tucson police receives 300 body cameras
Tucson police receives 300 body cameras
Tucson police receives 300 body cameras

Tucson police have received 300 body cameras over the past several weeks.

These cameras were paid for by Prop 101, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, known as Tucson Delivers.

Members of the Tucson Police Department say they are grateful for the public's support to pass Prop 101 so they can have new equipment 

According to Tucson Police Officer Hawkins, TPD plans to start the five-hour training on body camera use for officers next week.

Hawkins says the goal of the police department is to have all officers that have contact with the public wear a body camera by next month.

According to Hawkins, TPD had about 115 body-worn cameras before this.

. @Tucson_Police Department received 300 body cameras thanks to the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, known as Tucson Delivers. #prop101 pic.twitter.com/DLaNlaHFuh

— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) October 26, 2017

Check out a full breakdown of what Prop 101 funding will be going towards.