Registered Agency: Medina County Texas Constables PCT 4

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Agency Donation Effort Contact: Deputy Constable Anthony Vain

Link: Department Website 

Number of officers: 5

Body Camera Goal: 3

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Registration Statement: Any help would be greatly appreciated. Our Deputies have turned their personal vehicles into patrol vehicles just so we would have more vehicles on the road to help our community – Deputy Constable Vain.

Why has your Agency decided to start a body camera program?
Deputy Constable Vain: Our Constable has been my himself for the last three years. This is the first year he’s been given help in the form of four reserve deputies. He had to buy radios and badges for us… we’re still trying to get grants for vehicles… right now we’re using our own private vehicles as police cars… so there is very little budget for something like body cameras….

How do you believe a body camera program will benefit your officers, department and the community?
Deputy Constable Vain: I have my own WOLFCOM 3RD EYE body camera and I find it helpful. Our deputies want to get and use body cameras… we see the benefits in keeping both our officers and the public accountable and honest on body camera.  Body cameras will keep our officers more trust worthy and citizens will behave better towards them knowing they’re being recorded. Body cameras will keep both sides honest on traffic stops and complaints.

Does your department have guidelines for a body camera policy?
Deputy Constable Vain: We’re working on one and will put one together.