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Beaverton Police share body camera info at open houses
The Beaverton Police Department is hosting open houses this week and again in February to receive public input about its implementation of a body-worn camera program.
This week's open house is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Beaverton Police Department, 4755 S.W. Griffth Drive, Beaverton. Another session will be Feb. 18 at the same time and location.
Last year the department was awarded a $150,000 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program Grant through the U.S. Department of Justice that pays for 100 cameras to help start its program locally and serve as a pilot for other agencies."The Beaverton Police Department is committed to ensuring continued high-quality service from our officers, increasing transparency and openness with the community, and strengthening trust for the police department. We hope the use of body-worn cameras will help facilitate this commitment," police officials said in a news release about the open houses.