“We are happy to provide the latest in police body camera technology to the Millersburg Police Department. This department decided to upgrade to newer police body camera technology and they appreciate the features and capabilities our WOLFCOM VISION has to offer, including our Patent Pending Critical Re-Connect technology. We hope the officers of the Millersburg Police Department will make good use of the WOLFCOM VISION,” said WOLFCOM Founder Peter AustinOnruang.
Chief Thomas Vaughn made the decision to purchase the WOLFCOM VISION for his department. “We had been using another brand of body camera for the last 3 or 4 years… and we wanted to look for other options available as opposed to being tied to one vendor,” said Vaughn.
“We liked that WOLFCOM offered alternative options in video storage, not just pushing cloud storage. We also really liked the critical re-connect feature, where if the Point of View (POV) camera is damaged or disconnected the main unit kicks in as a backup and records the rest of the incident, so no video is lost if the POV cam is disconnected….Many of our officers like the better POV option as opposed to our previous cameras capturing whatever the camera sees from its fixed position on your uniform,” said Vaughn.
The department has 9 full time police officers and each has been assigned their own police body camera. “The officers learned very quickly. We use the cameras in easy mode…. The video quality is crisp and clear, much better than our previous cameras. Also the WOLFCOM VISONS seem more durable, they’re constructed better and we’re pretty pleased with the head mounts, they’re far easier to use and well made,” said Vaughn.
“Our department’s police body camera policy is that essentially the officers must be used their body cameras for traffic stops and any encounter with the public that the officers feels could turn into an issue. ..We haven’t used them in any major cases yet, but mainly in everyday normal cases. We had an indoor situation where we were gathering evidence and the digital camera we were using had failed, but we captured all the images we needed on the WOLFCOM VISION…. We’ve also used them in a couple of domestic issues where we’ve captured statements made to our officers. We were able to capture some of that video with POV cams, so the camera has been helpful in these cases,” said Vaughn.