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Pembroke Police Department adds body cameras

The Pembroke Police Department has acquired 10 body cameras and already has them in use, PPD Chief Randy Alexander said Monday.

The cameras, which were purchased with a grant, were put into use Wednesday.

Alexander said he’s always wanted to have since he arrived at PPD last December. He said the Guyton Police Department had them for several years when he was chief there. Alexander said body cameras help tell “the whole story” of an incident that cellphone cameras may not fully capture.

“It’s a check and a balance,” he said. “We want citizens to know we’re open, that we’re transparent, that we have nothing hide.”

The department also received 10 new sets of body armor through the grant.

For more, see and Thursday’s edition of the News.

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