The Liberty Hill Police Department purchased body cameras for its officers recently as a result of donations by Liberty Hill Towing and The Liberty Hill Independent newspaper.
Eight cameras were purchased along with one year of cloud storage for videos.
James Baker of Liberty Hill Towing and Charley Wilkison, co-owner of the newspaper, agreed the cameras will help keep officers safe. Chief Randy Williams said criminals are less likely to assault an officer wearing a camera because the crime is being recorded.
Wilkison added that from a newspaper’s perspective, “getting everything on the record will serve the public’s interest. Newspapers have long believed in transparency when the government interacts with its citizens.”
“The priority for us all is the safety of the officers,” added Baker. “We are pleased to participate in this effort as the police department needs the support of the community. We are blessed to have Chief Williams at the head of the police department.”