The Williams Police Department is the first in the state of Arizona to use gun mounted cameras for its officers.
Lieutenant Darrell Hixson of Williams Police Department, discusses one of the advantages of the gun mounted cameras is the crystal clear image for the officers. Lt. Hixson also mentions the gun mounted cameras are also paired whit a high quality light.
These devices are made by Viridian Weapons Technologies. Brain Hedeen, President of Viridian Weapons Technologies, discuses how this new technology can help with the uncertainty of events that happen because of the clear image the camera provides.
This technology has the potential to replace body cameras that are used by many officers today. As soon as the weapon is drawn magnets in the holster automatically activates the camera. The camera continues to record until placed back in the holster. This new technology requires minimal training for officers.