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Aug 09

All Eyes on the Police

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 1:39 PM by Katie Stamy

Chief Presley with Officer MunizAt a time when police officers are receiving much scrutiny all around the world, the Webster community has offered tremendous support and love to its men and women in blue. According to Webster Police Chief Danny Presley, the Department sincerely appreciates all the encouraging words and thoughtful gifts from everyone in the community. Even after the horrific events in Dallas, a city so close to home, he said the officers have continued to serve and protect Webster with honor and integrity.

Coffee with a CopDuring the July 19 City Council Meeting the purchase of 53 body-worn cameras was approved for front-line officers and detectives. The cameras will enhance officer and citizen safety while documenting police/citizen interactions. Chief Presley believes the cameras will be beneficial to society. Transparency is a good thing, he said, and the use of body cameras encourages professionalism by our police officers while protecting the officers from unwarranted complaints. At the end of June, the department received notice that a $40,500 grant from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office was approved to pay for the majority of the cost of the cameras. Once officers are trained, they will be required to wear the camera at all times.