• Tulsa police choose new body cameras for officers

    By: Rick Maranon


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Tulsa police officer will soon get new body cameras.
    • The department tested a variety of devices.

    Tulsa police finally settled on a new type of body cam for officers.

    After weeks of testing numerous devices, Tulsa city leaders decided to go with the Panasonic Arbitrator Body Worn Camera as the standard device for police officers to wear.

    Thursday morning, the city's Standards, Specifications, and Awards Committee voted to begin the process of seeking bids for the cameras to be purchased.

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    The Panasonic ABW camera can shoot up to 130 degrees around the officer wearing the camera, and it can provide a video quality of 720p High Definition.

    As FOX23 reported in October 2016, ten bidders expressed interest in selling to the city, but a vendor would not be selected until a testing period was done.

    Now the city will find a vendor and purchase the cameras for all officers.

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