Sheriff’s Office Deploying On-Body Cameras for All Deputies

by Wes Mayer - wesley@newnan.com

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Beginning next week, every deputy with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office will be wearing new AXON on-body cameras while on duty.

Half of the department is already trained with the new devices, and this Thursday and Friday, the other half of the department will be trained, said Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. On Wednesday, Yeager, Capt. Mark Fenninger, Sgt. Warren Campbell and representatives of TASER International, the company which manufactures the cameras, gave an introduction of the new cameras at the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office will be deploying 100 of these new cameras, all of which will be worn around the deputies’ ears or similarly attached to glasses. While the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is not the first agency in Georgia to introduce the on-body cameras, it is now the first sheriff’s office and the largest agency, Yeager said.

For more on this story, look in Thursday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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