Georgia Southern University

Office of Public Safety receives grant for in-car cameras

CarinMotionThe Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety has received a grant for $10,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, with which the department has purchased Watchguard 4RE in-car camera systems for additional patrol vehicles. The purchase of in-car camera systems ensures the standard of all patrol vehicles having in-car camera systems.

“The in-car camera system we implemented last fall has proven to be an invaluable tool for our officers, and provides peace of mind to our community through a practice of transparency.  With the department adding new vehicles to the patrol fleet, we wanted to continue the standard of having cameras in every car and on every officer.”

This grant comes after the Office received a grant for body cameras for all officers on the force and in-car cameras for marked patrol cars in fall 2015. Georgia Southern’s police department was the first public safety force in Bulloch County to incorporate body cameras and in-car recording systems into the daily work of its officers.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving approximately 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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